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ERIC Number: ED260967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Assessment of Gilligan's Model: Development of the Relationship Self Inventory.
Reinhart, Mary Ann; And Others
This study designed and tested the Relationship Self Inventory (RSI) intended to measure the self-descriptive value of Gilligan's "connected self-in-relation-to-others" model. Gilligan's research indicates that the formation of self based on connection with others and an orientation to care (connected self) is associated primarily with women. The RSI survey consists of 27 items arranged in four scales: (1) the Connected Self scale; (2) the Self Care from Need scale; (3) the Primacy of Other Care (POC) scale; and (4) the Self and Other Care Chosen Freely scale. The RSI survey was completed by 526 adult women, ages 21 to 85, most with a high school education or less. The Inventory was found to reliably measure Gilligan's model. Ninety percent of the respondents reported that the Connected Self scale was self-descriptive, and 60 percent indicated their care orientation was described by the POC scale. Consistent with Gilligan's model, the POC scale was self-descriptive of the older (42-85) rather than the younger (21-41) women. Homemakers (48 percent) were less likely than other respondents to be described by the Self Care from Need scale and the Self and Other Care Chosen Freely scale. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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