Role Concepts and Self-Esteem in Church Women with Implications for Pastoral Counseling

Volume
Volume 3
Issue
Spring 1975
Title
Role Concepts and Self-Esteem in Church Women with Implications for Pastoral Counseling
Abstract

One-hundred-fourteen women from an Episcopal church (rated by a panel of judges as "doctrinaire"€vis-Ã-vis woman's role), a Congregational church (rated as "non-doctrinaire"), and a Methodist church (rated as "moderate"€on this variable) participated in a study of the importance or centrality of religion, concepts of woman's role, and self-esteem. Results of the Twenty-Statements test and the Attitudes toward Women Scale showed that women from the more doctrinaire churches tended to consider religion more central in their lives and also perceived their roles as women as more conservative. Results of the Tennessee Self Concept Scale yielded no statistically significant differences in self-esteem, though the lowest mean score was noted for the "œmoderate"€group.

Author
Dr. L. Holcomb
Pages
119 - 126
Price
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