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ERIC Number: EJ872286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Effects of Childhood Tomboyism and Family Experiences on the Self-Esteem of College Females
Van Volkom, Michele
College Student Journal, v43 n3 p736-743 Sep 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine if being a tomboy in childhood is related to high self-esteem in college women. Different aspects of participants' family experiences were analyzed as well. This study revealed that feeling overprotected in childhood as well as currently was related to lower self-esteem in college women. Participants who were tomboys as children had higher self-esteem in adulthood, a finding that approached statistical significance. Other aspects of the participants' family situation, such as parents' employment and marital status, as well as birth order and the presence of a male sibling, were found to be unrelated to tomboyism and self-esteem. Implications of these findings as well as suggestions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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