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ERIC Number: ED124855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Pages: 11
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To Achieve or Not to Achieve: The Question of Women.
Gilmore, Beatrice
Questionnaire and projective data from 323 women aged 18 to 50 were analyzed in order to study the relationships of need achievement and motive to avoid success to age, sex role ideology, and stage in the family cycle. Family background and educational variables were also considered. Level of need achievement was found to be significantly related to chronological age, with the highest scores obtained by women 35 to 50. Sex role views were not related to need to achieve except in women twenty years old and younger; young women holding contemporary views of woman's role tended to express high need to achieve. Level of need achievement was also related to the level of education already achieved and the level of education hoped for. Only 35% of the women in this study expressed fear of success; women holding traditional views of sex roles were most likely to show fear of success. Women in the two highest SES groups showed more fear of success than did women in the lower SES categories. Motive to avoid success was also related to women's stage in the family cycle, with single women expressing the most fear of success. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society, (28th, Louisville, Kentucky, October 26-30, 1975)