ERIC Number: ED391136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-26
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The Relationship of Dominance, Self-Esteem, and Life Satisfaction to Selected Variables.
McCoy, Donald Martin; Heritage, Jeannette G.
In U.S. society dominance appears extremely desirable. The purpose of this study was an attempt to measure the relationship between dominance, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Research questions were: "Do the people who score high on the Dominance scale of the California Psychological Inventory have higher self-esteem scores as measured by the Good and Good Self-Esteem Scale?" and "Do life satisfaction scores on the Life Satisfaction Index A show a significant correlation with dominance and self-esteem scores?" The subjects came from introductory psychology classes and upper-division psychology classes. There were 116 males and 188 females who took part in the study. The results indicated that those who scored high on the Dominance scale also scored high on the Self-Esteem scale. It was also found that those who scored higher on the Dominance and/or the Self-Esteem scale also had higher scores on life satisfaction. Upperclassmen scored higher on both dominance and self-esteem, and males scored higher on self-esteem. There were no interaction effects on gender, dominance, and self-esteem on life satisfaction. Contains 16 references. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: California Psychological Inventory; Dominant Behavior; Good and Good Self Esteem Scale; Life Satisfaction Index A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association (Nashville, TN, April 26, 1992).