Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276756
Title:
Self-esteem of female partners of occupationally successful men
Author:
Waters, Barbara
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this study women's feelings of low self-esteem were related significantly to committed partnerships with occupationally successful men. Forty women aged 34 to 67 were administered a self-evaluation scale developed for the study, followed by personal interviews. Forty-five percent identified themselves as having lower self-esteem than desired during such relationships. They experienced lack of power in most of eight power areas investigated, while perceiving their partners as interpersonally powerful. Low self-esteem women tended to be extrinsically motivated and to feel psychologically battered by male partners. Identification of this population is recommended since their problems frequently are not being addressed by caregivers while the intimate relationships are intact. Women with low self-esteem apparently need to experience their own significant successes, particularly balancing of interpersonal power, and to refocus on intrinsic worth.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Wives -- Effect of husband's employment on.; Self-esteem.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Erickson, Richard L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSelf-esteem of female partners of occupationally successful menen_US
dc.creatorWaters, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorWaters, Barbaraen_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this study women's feelings of low self-esteem were related significantly to committed partnerships with occupationally successful men. Forty women aged 34 to 67 were administered a self-evaluation scale developed for the study, followed by personal interviews. Forty-five percent identified themselves as having lower self-esteem than desired during such relationships. They experienced lack of power in most of eight power areas investigated, while perceiving their partners as interpersonally powerful. Low self-esteem women tended to be extrinsically motivated and to feel psychologically battered by male partners. Identification of this population is recommended since their problems frequently are not being addressed by caregivers while the intimate relationships are intact. Women with low self-esteem apparently need to experience their own significant successes, particularly balancing of interpersonal power, and to refocus on intrinsic worth.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWives -- Effect of husband's employment on.en_US
dc.subjectSelf-esteem.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorErickson, Richard L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1334090en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21114135en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17162452en_US
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