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ERIC Number: ED386615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Stress in Educated Women as It Relates to Psychological Adjustment.
Levine, Jay; And Others
The purpose of this study was to examine the two aspects of the SOC constructs and their effect as interactive factors on the relationship between the pile up of life events and psychological adjustment in a sample of educated women. The primarily theoretical framework for this investigation is Hill's ABCX Model of Stress as revised by the Double ABCX Model. A sample of 3,000 college-educated women, members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), were randomly selected for participation in this survey with 1,300 responses (a 43% response rate). An ex post facto research design with hypotheses and testing alternatives was used. It was concluded that there is a positive correlation between life event pile-up and psychological distress. A major implication of the present study is that theories and empirical efforts which purport to explain stressor-adjustment relationships simply by including a mediating variable between the two terms and considering main effects oversimplify the situation. A more abstract implication is the need for major revisions in the research of life event stressors, women, and psychological adjustment. Numerous tables and figures are included. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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