Personality types and value orientations with special reference to the feminine role

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Marshall DeShazo (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Miriam Johnson

Abstract: The problem of conflict in the feminine role is the result of social and cultural changes of the past several decades. The traditional middle and upper class feminine role expectations were focused upon marriage and the family and the woman's interests, values, and actions were expected to be channeled in the direction of obligation to the family group. The woman's individual needs and interests were expected to be subordinated to the needs and interests of her family. Society left little or no opportunity for the woman of the colonial period to play any role other than this one, so closely connected with her biological role of bearing children. The woman who did not marry was forced to choose between becoming a member of a relative's family as the stereotyped "maiden aunt" and becoming a governess or teacher. The opportunity for individual achievement in this latter role was highly limited.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1953

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