Publication Date

2014

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Pittman, Laura D.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Mothers--Psychological aspects||Self-perception||Self-evaluation||Social psychology||Social psychology

Abstract

Three studies were conducted in order to extend self-discrepancy theory to an online sample of mothers, both in terms of global self-discrepancies (i.e., self-as-person) and as they relate to the specific social role context of mother (i.e., self-as-mother). Study 1 yielded minimal support for the application of self-discrepancy theory to a sample of mothers. Study 2 yielded partial support for the specificity of the relationships between self-discrepancies from the social role perspective of mother and negative emotions, with ideal discrepancies predicting dejection. Results indicated that self-discrepancy accessibility did not moderate the relationship between self-discrepancies and negative emotion. Study 3 replicated the main findings of Study 2. Combined, these studies provide some support for the application of self-discrepancy theory to the social role of mother.

Comments

Advisors: Laura D. Pittman.||Committee members: Amanda Durik; Karen White.

Extent

128 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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