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ERIC Number: ED147690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 12
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Troubled Single Women in Early Adulthood: Issues and Strategies.
Disch, Estelle
Literature on women's roles suggests that those who don't marry are likely to feel like failures in the realms of relationships, work and independence. The clinic population studied found that 52% of the clientele under age 30 were single women. The research reported was aimed at better understanding this group of help-seeking women, and at developing clinical and societal strategies useful for this group. Help-seeking young single women in the clinic population studied were characterized by high rates of downward mobility (about one-third), and high rates of over-education for the jobs they held at the time of treatment (about one-third). They presented a cluster of troubles focusing around relationships, work and self-image, as well as personality troubles. Many felt like failures in various realms. Clinical and societal strategies are presented for both treating and preventing this cluster of struggles experienced by single women at this time of life. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association (Boston, Massachusetts, April 13-16, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility