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Inferred Values Of Clothing Related To Adjustment Among Pregnant Women, Violet Elizabeth Dowdeswell May 1972

Inferred Values Of Clothing Related To Adjustment Among Pregnant Women, Violet Elizabeth Dowdeswell

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The first objective of this study was to investigate the adjustment of women during pregnancy through various indices, namely: level of anxiety, attitudes to pregnancy, and perception of body-image boundaries, and to investigate the relationship among these indices. A second objective was to determine if a significant rank order of values inferred through clothing exists among pregnant women, and to relate these values to the measures of adjustment. The comparison of women by trimester and gravidity on the measures of adjustment and the inferred values, was a third objective. The theoretical framework proposed that adjustment to the stress of pregnancy ...