ERIC Number: ED028387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Identity Diffusion as a Function of Sex-Roles in Adult Women.
Jabury, Donald Eugene
This study sought to demonstrate that the relative degree of adult female identity diffusion, as well as certain personality correlates, would be a function of specific sex roles and their combinations. Three groups of 32 women each were selected as married and noncareer, married and career, or unmarried and career women. They were administered a form of the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale, the Inventory of Feminine Values, and the Edwards Social Desirability Scale. Contrary to predictions, the three groups did not differ significantly in identity diffusion or anxiety (both supposedly strongest in unmarried career women), and the passive-active range of self concepts and notions of the ideal woman did not follow the married noncareer to unmarried career range. Moreover, social desirability responses did not necessarily favor the married noncareer role. Activity-Passivity was significantly related to anxiety, with passive women being the more anxious. Age was not related to either dimension.) Social desirability responses were the best predictors of the similarity scores obtained in the study. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Anxiety, Correlation, Cultural Influences, Doctoral Dissertations, Females, Marital Status, Measurement Instruments, Occupations, Personality, Research, Role Conflict, Self Concept, Social Values
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.