ERIC Number: EJ327128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1985
How Lower- and Working-Class Youth Become Middle-Class Adults: The Association between Ego Defense Mechanisms and Upward Social Mobility.
Snarey, John R.; Vaillant, George E.
Child Development, v56 n4 p899-910 Aug 1985
Among 278 inner-city men studied for four decades and over three generations, eight variables captured 28 percent of the explained variance in upward social mobility: IQ, mother's education, mother's occupation, boyhood ego strength, and four ego defense mechanisms--intellectualization, dissociation, sublimation, and anticipation. Intellectualization explained the most unique variance, especially over three generations. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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