ERIC Number: ED251042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Structure of Self-Perceived Quality of Life of Men and Women Graduate Students.
Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio; And Others
Self-perceived quality of life (QOL) was studied using data collected by Carter (1984) on 56 men and 83 women psychology graduate students. Attention was directed to QOL, adjustment, and stress in the study population. Life component satisfaction ratings were multiplied by the importance ascribed to them by the respondents. Life component scores for men and women were factor analyzed separately. The use of correlation and covariance matrices led to similar results. A high level of similarity between men's and women's QOL structures in four factors was found. Active use of leisure time was an important structural component for both men and women, despite a negative association with having and raising children in women. Personal development was another common structural component for men and women, although this involved a relationship with a spouse or member of the opposite sex for women and relationship with relatives for men. Involvement in the community was another common component: for women it was associated with self-expression, while it was related to work for men. Finally, a productivity component was revealed for both men and women. For men, it described the classical good provider role, while for women, it was associated with personal health and safety. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1984).