Self Silencing in Children and Adolescents

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Show simple item record Walz, Gena L. 2019-07-18T23:37:01Z 2019-07-18T23:37:01Z 1998-05
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1998 en_US
dc.description.abstract Self silencing is the theorized tendency to abnormally suppress expression of one’s own needs for the sake of a significant relationship Thought to be a predominately female behavior, self silencing has mainly been empirically studied in adults and has been associated with depression in women. To determine the extent, the approximate age of onset and the gender distribution of self silencing behavior in boys and girls, the Silencing the Self Scale (STSS) (Jack & Dill, 1992) was administered to twelfth grade students, and a modified version of this scale for children (STSS-C) was developed, tested and administered to fourth, eighth, and twelfth grade students. No significant differences in self silencing were observed between genders at any grade level. However significant age related differences in self silencing behavior were demonstrated in both boys and girls. In addition, these age related patterns differed significantly between boys and girls. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Self-perception in children en_US
dc.subject Self-perception in adolescence en_US
dc.subject Teenage girls en_US
dc.subject United States en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.title Self Silencing in Children and Adolescents en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US ma en_US
dc.identifier.department Community Psychology Program en_US

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