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ERIC Number: ED472516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Educating Students about Parents: Husbands' Versus Wives' Attitudes about Self.
Arena, Jordan; Black, Aimee; Dantonio, Kelley; Farrell, Debi; Fleming, Hillary; Fontanez, Mary; Gelband, Amy; Sosnowski, Jane; McCauley, Joy; Nyce, Susan; Chambliss, Catherine
This study assessed the attitudes of both males and females regarding their perceptions of themselves, spouse and locus of control, and the role that children may play in that assessment. To determine if men and women view themselves differently subsequent to having children, the Rosenberg self concept scale, the Ferguson Locus of Control scale, and author-devised life satisfaction items were administered to 171 married parents between the ages of 30 and 70. Between group t-tests revealed no significant differences between husbands and wives on the measures of self esteem, locus of control, and perceptions of weight problems and sleep deprivation. T-tests did reveal that husbands were more likely than wives to report feeling they got insufficient exercise, and wives were more likely to report feeling that their spouses spent an excessive amount time viewing sports on television. Wives were significantly more likely than husbands to report feeling that they had sacrificed career for family. Correlational analyses were performed in order to assess the relationship between locus of control and self-esteem for both groups of participants. A significant relationship between these variables was obtained for both male and female participants of this study. (Contains 22 references and 2 tables.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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