Life satisfaction of single middle-aged professional women

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Virginia Griffin Lewis (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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L. DiAnne Borders

Abstract: This study examined 10 factors (i.e., job satisfaction, gender identity, locus of control, social support, health, financial resources, leisure-time activities, sexual satisfaction, regrets regarding life circumstances) and their relationship to the life satisfaction of single middle-aged professional women. The proposed regression model which included these ten variables was explored through a questionnaire (composed of previously established instruments and interview questions adapted to questionnaire format). Questionnaires were administered to single professional women (never-married/divorced/widowed, 35 years old and older, no children) in higher education institutions in North Carolina. Responses were received from 152 women. The factor structure of the adapted questions was examined. Correlations between performance on the scales of the questionnaire and life satisfaction were compared. Relationship between age and life satisfaction scores was investigated. Regrets regarding life circumstances were compared between never-married and divorced/widowed women. Exploratory comparisons of demographic characteristics were examined for statistical significance to life satisfaction scores.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Middle-aged women $x Attitudes
Middle-aged women $x Social conditions
Middle-aged women $x Health and hygiene
Middle-aged women $x Economic conditions
Middle-aged women $x Sexual behavior

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