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Examining Individual Differences in Career and Parent Identity Integration in College Students and Current Mothers

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dc.contributor.advisor Lilgendahl, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Aronowitz, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-07T17:38:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-07T17:38:40Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/22691
dc.description.abstract Women face the complex and unique problem of having to negotiate their career and parent identities. From as young as adolescence and long through adulthood, these identities can and often exist in conflict. The present study aims to investigate the ways in which women integrate their career and parent identities into one coherent career-parent identity. Through a two sample, narrative identity approach, the study examines individual differences in personality traits and socioeconomic status (SES) in a sample of college-aged women (Study 1) and a sample of current mothers (Study 2). Findings generally suggest relations between the Big Five personality traits with several aspects of career, parent, and career-parent identity exploration and commitment variables for samples, replicating and extending previous literature. Study 2 reveals significant differences between socioeconomic status with work-parent identity conflict. The findings of these studies demonstrate significant findings that are relevant to the struggles that women face when attempting to integrate two complex and prevalent identities in their lives.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Psychology
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject.lcsh Working mothers -- Psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Working mothers -- Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Identity
dc.title Examining Individual Differences in Career and Parent Identity Integration in College Students and Current Mothers
dc.title.alternative CAREER AND PARENT IDENTITY INTEGRATION
dc.type Thesis
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