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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1956. Department of Home Economics.


Copyright 1956, the author. Used by permission.


The increasing importance of interpersonal family relationships to the growth and development of individual family members, and the relation of this to the study of Home Economics underlies the basic purpose of this investigation.Specifically, the objective is to explore the mother-daughter relationship through the use of a self-concept scale.This scale was to be used in determining (1) the daughter’s self-concept in relation to (a) the mother’s self-concept and (b) the mother’s opinion of her daughter, and (2) the daughter’s perception of her mother’s opinion about her in relation to (a) the mother’s actual opinion of her daughter and (b) the daughter’s own concept of self.

In order to achieve this objective four questions were asked, each of which was dealt with in terms of three types of scores which were obtained from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Self-Concept Scale, the instrument used in the testing.These scores were (1) the item scores, (2) the total net positive scores, and (3) the net positive scores within specific frames of reference.

Advisor: Kenneth L. Cannon