ERIC Number: ED039481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A Survey of Women's Goal-Emphases and Satisfactions during the Postparental Period.
Humphrey, Lois Helmers
A study was made of the relationships of goals of women whose children were grown to their major activities and the satisfactions derived from them. A sample of 271 women, was categorized by major activity. Buhler's Life Goal Inventory and a questionnaire which included self-report satisfaction scales, time spent and satisfaction rating for activities, and questions relating to independent variables were used. General satisfaction of women involved in the community was significantly higher than that of all other groups. Women involved in educational activities possessed tendencies toward development of potentials, mastering difficulties, accomplishment, leadership and public life, having power, and control significantly more than women not involved. There were significant relationships between lower educational level and strong need satisfaction and self-limiting adaptation goal emphases; and between the latter and lower income, non-involvement in educational activities, and non-employment outside the home. (Pages 96-101, "Life Goals Inventory," not microfilmed at request of author. Available for consultation at Michigan State University Library). (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Activities, Analysis of Variance, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Attitudes, Educational Background, Females, Low Income, Objectives, Questionnaires, Self Actualization, Student Educational Objectives, Time, Unemployment
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Library, Lansing.