Master's Theses

Date of Award

Spring 2008

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Janett Naylor


As more women become college students in addition to being parents, spouses, and employees, it becomes more necessary to identify predicators of multiple role strain. Seventy university students form two mid-western campuses were administered a measure of self esteem, a measure of occupational stress including role overload, and a measure to identify the ways in which they organize their sense of self. No significant differences were found between traditional and nontraditional students in measures of multiple role strain. Whether students organize their sense of shelf in a compartmentalized or integrated style was a significant predictor of the degree of social support they reported. Self esteem and the percentage of negative descriptor that students used about themselves were the only significant predictors of multiple role strain in college students.


Copyright 2008 Pamela Trantham


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