The effectiveness of a divorce support group on women's self-esteem and level of depression

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Title:
The effectiveness of a divorce support group on women's self-esteem and level of depression
Author:
Breck, Rosalind Salant, 1942-
Issue Date:
1994
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:
Divorce in the United States is so widespread that it touches the lives of most citizens in some way. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ratings of self-esteem and depression of women who participated in a divorce support group. Self-esteem and depression were measured prior to participation in the group and again upon completion. The two instruments utilized in the study were the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (1985) and The Beck Depression Inventory (1961). Forty-one women, recently separated or divorced, participated in the study which was conducted in Tucson, Arizona during 1993-1994. The results indicated that the divorce support group may have significantly decreased the women's level of depression. The women's level of self-esteem did increase after participating in the divorce support groups; however, the increase was not significant.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women's Studies.; Psychology, Personality.; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Newlon, Betty J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe effectiveness of a divorce support group on women's self-esteem and level of depressionen_US
dc.creatorBreck, Rosalind Salant, 1942-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBreck, Rosalind Salant, 1942-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_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.abstractDivorce in the United States is so widespread that it touches the lives of most citizens in some way. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ratings of self-esteem and depression of women who participated in a divorce support group. Self-esteem and depression were measured prior to participation in the group and again upon completion. The two instruments utilized in the study were the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (1985) and The Beck Depression Inventory (1961). Forty-one women, recently separated or divorced, participated in the study which was conducted in Tucson, Arizona during 1993-1994. The results indicated that the divorce support group may have significantly decreased the women's level of depression. The women's level of self-esteem did increase after participating in the divorce support groups; however, the increase was not significant.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Personality.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.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.advisorNewlon, Betty J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1357316en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b319311949en_US
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