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Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
William F. Gwynn
This thesis reports research concerning stability of the self and ideal self concepts and the discrepancy of the two in respect to age and sex. The following hypotheses were tested: (1) there will be no difference in the way the various age groups rate themselves, (2) there will be no difference in the way the various age groups rate their ideals, (3) there will be no difference in stability between self and ideal self as a function of age, and (4) there will be no difference in stability between self and ideal self of males and females. The population for this research was students form Beloit High School and Fort Hays State College at the time of investigation, who fell in age groupings form 15 to 50. The Leary interpersonal Check List was modified and provided the data for self and ideal self ratings. Hypotheses #1, #2, and #4 were accepted. Hypothesis #3 was rejected, the data being statistically significant at the .05 level. Other data was obtained and discussed as well as further areas of research.
Copyright 1965 Ellen A. Duff
Duff, Ellen A., "Stability of Self and Ideal Self" (1965). Master's Theses. 905.