ERIC Number: EJ699575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
Relational Variables and Life Satisfaction in African American and Asian American College Women
Berkel, LaVerne A.; Constantine, Madonna G.
Journal of College Counseling, v8 n1 p5 Spr 2005
The authors explored associations among relationship harmony, perceived family conflicts, relational self-concept, and life satisfaction in a sample of 169 African American and Asian American college women. As hypothesized, higher relational self-concept, or the extent to which individuals include close relationships in their self-concepts, and relationship harmony scores were predictive of greater life satisfaction, whereas perceived family conflict was associated with lower life satisfaction. Implications for counseling African American and Asian American college women are discussed.
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Counseling Services, Asian Americans, Females, African Americans, Interpersonal Relationship, Self Concept, Family Relationship, Conflict
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A