ERIC Number: ED246354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Personality Needs Profile of Some Professional Women.
Abi-Karam, Norma; Love, Jim C.
According to previous research, achieving women display nontraditional personality traits and are influenced by affiliative motives. To examine the needs exhibited by professional women who have made significant achievements, 23 career women (physicians, attorneys, veterinarians, business women, politicians, and artists) completed the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS). An analysis of the results showed that, in comparison to the profile of a large group of normative women, the subjects' EPPS profile was found to be significantly different in 13 of the 15 variables examined. The group had high needs for achievement, exhibition, autonomy, dominance, change, and heterosexuality, and low needs for deference, order, affiliation, succorance, abasement, endurance, and nurturance. These findings suggest that this group has incorporated masculine instrumental behaviors, which enhanced their ability to achieve, without introducing specific achievement-affiliation conflicts. (Author/BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Las Vegas, NV, April 25-28, 1984).