ERIC Number: ED059507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Child Rearing Antecedents of Identification Model in Young Adult Men: Dominance and Emotional Intimacy.
Luetgert, M. J.; Greenwald, Barry S.
Seventy-five male Ph.D. candidates were interviewed individually to determine which parent seemed more influential as an identification model. The interview also yielded judgments as to which parent offered more emotional intimacy and which parent was dominant in the family. A chi-square analysis between these characteristics and judged identification model yielded the following significant findings (p< .05): (1) subjects were judged similar to the parent they recall as having provided a closer emotional relationship; and (2) subjects were judged similar to the parent who is remembered as being more dominant in the family. In addition to supporting and extending earlier findings regarding the influence of nurturance and power characteristics on identification, the present data suggest that emotional intimacy and dominance are characteristics whose reinforcement value for adults depends in part on the culturally defined sex role of the model. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Circle Campus.