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Thriving Together: Job Skills Training In Pennsylvania Animal Shelters For Youth Aging Out Of Foster Care: A Formative Evaluation Of The Hand2paw Program & Toolkit Development, Alexis K. Walsh Aug 2020

Thriving Together: Job Skills Training In Pennsylvania Animal Shelters For Youth Aging Out Of Foster Care: A Formative Evaluation Of The Hand2paw Program & Toolkit Development, Alexis K. Walsh

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Youth aging out of foster care need access to programs that teach translatable job skills. Traditional programs are reported to be ineffective for youth, as they focus on hard job skill development and neglect to focus on developing the whole-person (Edelstein & Lowstein, 2014). If youth lack self-esteem and self-efficacy, they are less likely to perform job duties such as being on time, following directions, trying unknown tasks, and other skills necessary for job retention (Edelstein & Lowenstein, 2014). Programs involving animals have been increasingly utilized in settings that work with people who have experienced adversity and have proven to enhance social ...


Changing The Outcome Of Adverse Childhood Experiences: How Interpersonal Relationships, Play, And The Arts Support Posttraumatic Growth, Michelle M. Pliske May 2020

Changing The Outcome Of Adverse Childhood Experiences: How Interpersonal Relationships, Play, And The Arts Support Posttraumatic Growth, Michelle M. Pliske

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Abstract

Objective: This dissertation offers a contemporary understanding of childhood trauma, neurobiological principles of prolonged effects of adverse childhood experiences, and the importance of play, in context with nurturing relationships. In this qualitative study, the researcher explored the narratives of adults who had experienced complex and prolonged childhood adversity, which are potentially traumatic events that later contribute to poor health and psychological outcomes, yet who did not experience these negative outcomes to wellbeing. Specifically, the researcher examined the importance of interpersonal relationships in the context of expressive arts (drama, music, dance/movement, art) as protective through childhood and into adulthood ...


Therapeutic Horticulture As A Healing Tool For Veterans, Cherie Eichholz May 2020

Therapeutic Horticulture As A Healing Tool For Veterans, Cherie Eichholz

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) faces a plethora of challenges as it daily encounters and treats veterans. With a great prevalence of co-occurring diagnoses, veterans’ needs today are significant and arguably more complex than ever before (Clark, Bair, Buckenmaier, Gironda & Walker, 2007; Phillips et al., 2016). The following two papers seek to build a justification for reconsidering how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is treated given the illness’ prevalence and the efficacy of current treatments. The first paper reviews the literature and includes: a chronology of the PTSD diagnosis; an examination of current treatments offered by the VA and consideration of their ...


A Two-Paper Exploration Of Queer Affirmative Therapy, Luis M. Ramirez May 2020

A Two-Paper Exploration Of Queer Affirmative Therapy, Luis M. Ramirez

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

The following is a two-paper exploration of queer affirmative therapy. The first paper is a historical analysis of the pathological clinical discourses targeting queer clients. There has been a long history of pathological clinical frames in working with queer clients. Most notable have been the pathologizing of queer identities in the DSM and the practice of conversion therapy. Yet, these frames come from a broader socio-political history that precedes the development of the DSM and continues in our current time in a range of different ways. This paper traces these discourses of pathology across time. It pays particular attention to ...


Integrating Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Interventions Into Urban High Schools For The Benefit Of Both Teachers And Students, Jonathan S. Rivers May 2020

Integrating Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Interventions Into Urban High Schools For The Benefit Of Both Teachers And Students, Jonathan S. Rivers

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Abstract

Integrating Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Interventions into Urban Public High Schools for the Benefit of both Teachers and Students

Jonathan Rivers LICSW

Dissertation Chair: Ram Cnaan, Ph.D.

The purpose of this dissertation is to create a trauma-sensitive mindfulness curriculum that can be easily implemented in urban secondary schools. Emotional, academic, and behavioral difficulties are common among urban youth as they struggle to cope with the impact of toxic stress and complex trauma. School-based mindfulness instruction has become a popular means of addressing the development of emotional regulation, attention, and performance of students across the country. Growing positive evidence supports the ...


Examining The Historical And Present-Age Impact Of Racism In The United States Of America Through The Arts, Aesthetic Education, And Transformative Learning Theory: Empowering Social Work Students To Effectively Discuss Racism And Provide Best Practices With African Americans And Other People Of Color, Dr. Jacque Tara Washington, Lcswr Apr 2020

Examining The Historical And Present-Age Impact Of Racism In The United States Of America Through The Arts, Aesthetic Education, And Transformative Learning Theory: Empowering Social Work Students To Effectively Discuss Racism And Provide Best Practices With African Americans And Other People Of Color, Dr. Jacque Tara Washington, Lcswr

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

The traumatic history of racism spans throughout generations of the African American experience and negatively impacts mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness, as well as healthcare, housing, economic and financial outcomes, and a plethora of daily encounters. It is vital that social workers have clarity regarding the historical and present-age impact of racism on African Americans and other people of Color in order to effectively engage and advocate with these populations as they seek various services. This dissertation offers a 15-week academic course designed for baccalaureate-level social work students through the framework of transformative learning theory and with the integration ...


“We’Re Just Family”: African American Stepfamilies’ Perspectives On Stepfamily Life And The Impact Of Institutional Racism, Jennifer J. Clinkscales Dec 2019

“We’Re Just Family”: African American Stepfamilies’ Perspectives On Stepfamily Life And The Impact Of Institutional Racism, Jennifer J. Clinkscales

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Today, nearly forty percent of Americans are a part of a stepfamily. With a divorce rate at nearly fifty percent for couples in their first marriage and the increasing rate of cohabitation among couples with children, stepfamily structures are more prevalent than ever. Stepfamily couples are under significant stress. With a divorce rate of nearly sixty percent, stepfamily couples are tasked with addressing the stepfamily integration process, parenting and step-parenting concerns, children’s wellbeing, and relationship with former partners and financial support to nonresidential children while simultaneously developing and maintaining a marital bond. African American stepfamily couples in particular experience ...


Weaving A Colorful Life Tapestry: Serene Gratitude, Post-Traumatic Growth, And Breast Cancer, Courtney B. Daly Sep 2019

Weaving A Colorful Life Tapestry: Serene Gratitude, Post-Traumatic Growth, And Breast Cancer, Courtney B. Daly

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

This literature review will serve as the foundation for a book proposal detailing my own life story. Every life is a beautiful tapestry woven together of colorful threads, each representing a unique component of an individual’s experience. Trauma and adversity of some sort are undoubtedly part of every tapestry, and mine is no different. Using my personal experience with breast cancer, I examine the concept of post-traumatic growth, recognizing that stress and growth often co-exist and do not negate each other. Cancer is widely recognized as a trauma and is unique because of the threat of recurrence, meaning that ...


Reviving Recovery: A Supplemental Approach In Treating Eating Disorders, Amy E. O'Sullivan Sep 2019

Reviving Recovery: A Supplemental Approach In Treating Eating Disorders, Amy E. O'Sullivan

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Eating disorders are bio-psycho-social diseases that affect nearly twenty million women and ten million men in America (National Eating Disorder Association, 2018). They are serious but treatable illnesses that develop when a genetic predisposition is paired with an environmental activation. Out of all mental illnesses, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate, with one person dying as a direct result of an eating disorder every 62 minutes (Smink, Van Hoeken, & Hoek, 2012). Eating disorders adversely affect every aspect of human life, including physical and mental health, intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships, professional pursuits, sense of meaning and purpose, and overall well-being ...


Barriers And Facilitators Of School Social Workers Providing Evidence-Based Practices, Maureen E. Rosenplanter Aug 2019

Barriers And Facilitators Of School Social Workers Providing Evidence-Based Practices, Maureen E. Rosenplanter

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Objective:The purpose of this study was to identify the barriers and facilitators of providing evidence-based practices (EBP) in the school setting. This correlational study tested the hypothesis that school social workers who perceive a positive organizational climate for implementation of EBP, have a positive attitude towards EBPs, are familiar with EBP, have access to regular supervision in which EBP is discussed, and have a smaller workload will be more likely to engage in the EBP process and utilize evidence-based practice in their work.

Methods: Four-hundred-twenty-six currently employed school social workers completed the online survey. The anonymous online survey included ...


Why Did Gen Z Quit?: Reorienting Toward Long Term Employment In Social Justice, Owen J. Harrison Aug 2019

Why Did Gen Z Quit?: Reorienting Toward Long Term Employment In Social Justice, Owen J. Harrison

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Our current orientation toward work is failing members of Generation Z (GenZ) working to decrease suffering in their communities (i.e. social workers, housing case managers, and nurses). GenZ was born between 1997-2012 (American Psychological Association [APA], 2018). GenZ adults who completed four years of college are just beginning to enter the workforce, yet they are already burning out. The current orientations of GenZ focus on drawing meaning from career only, workism and grind culture, negative emotions, cognitive distortions, and place an over emphasis on the individual. This paper offers a reorientation using the science of well-being, positive psychology. I ...


Social Group Work In Action: A Sociometry, Psychodrama, And Experiential Trauma Group Therapy Curriculum, Scott Giacomucci Jun 2019

Social Group Work In Action: A Sociometry, Psychodrama, And Experiential Trauma Group Therapy Curriculum, Scott Giacomucci

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

The demand for group work in social work practice has steadily increased while the group work education provided in social work programs has exponentially declined. Social work education and social work practice are intimately linked – one cannot be examined without considering the other. The historical, theoretical, and clinical intersections of social work with groups and the triadic system of J.L. Moreno (sociometry, psychodrama, and group psychotherapy) will be explored. Moreno’s work will be framed through a social work lens with primary concepts defined. Two trauma-specific psychodrama models (Therapeutic Spiral Model and Relational Trauma Repair Model) will be outlined ...


The Development Of A Systemic, Trauma-Informed Group Model To Reduce Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Violence Intervention Workers, Laura Vega May 2019

The Development Of A Systemic, Trauma-Informed Group Model To Reduce Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Violence Intervention Workers, Laura Vega

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

ABSTRACT

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEMIC, TRAUMA-INFORMED GROUP MODEL TO REDUCE SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS AMONG VIOLENCE INTERVENTION WORKERS

Laura Vega, MSW, LCSW

Lani Nelson-Zlupko, Ph.D., LCSW

Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) among violence intervention workers is pervasive and increases the risk of negative psychosocial and health outcomes. Compelling evidence demonstrates the virulent impact of STS on individual workers, clients, and organizations (Bride, 2007; Figley, 1995; Pearlman & Saakvitne, 1995). STS is an occupational hazard and organizations have an ethical obligation to implement strategies to address it, ultimately protecting workers and clients. However, research is limited on effective interventions to address this ...


From The Voices Of Domestic Sex Trafficking Survivors: Experiences Of Complex Trauma & Posttraumatic Growth, Heather R. Evans Dsw May 2019

From The Voices Of Domestic Sex Trafficking Survivors: Experiences Of Complex Trauma & Posttraumatic Growth, Heather R. Evans Dsw

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Human sex trafficking is an ongoing global rights violation formally recognized since 2000 through the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report, 2016). Using ecological and trauma-informed lenses, this qualitative, retrospective study used participant-centered methods to explore identity, sexuality, relationships, and factors that facilitate/ hindered community reintegration for 15 adult female survivors. Interview transcripts, Photovoice captioned images, and focus groups were analyzed using multi-level conceptual and thematic coding. Participants identified with all aspects of complex trauma, including: dissociation, self-perception/identity, relations with others and systems of meaning. Key themes included losing and regaining power, shame, and ...


Expanding The Mind And Body: Educating Social Work Students On Yoga As A Complementary Practice To Traditional Therapeutic Approaches, Nicole Grossman May 2019

Expanding The Mind And Body: Educating Social Work Students On Yoga As A Complementary Practice To Traditional Therapeutic Approaches, Nicole Grossman

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Social work practice has prided itself in supporting a holistic approach to treatment which considers the dynamic interactions between the biological, psychological, and social aspects of human discourse. Despite being grounded in this theoretical approach, literature has revealed that formal social work education and practice have insufficiently incorporated complementary and alternative approaches to treatment. In response to the growing demand to consider and incorporate complementary and alternative methods with more traditional treatment approaches, and the potential efficacy of these methods, this dissertation seeks to develop a graduate level social work course that integrates yoga as a complementary therapy for treating ...


When Cancer Hits Home: Providing A Theoretical Foundation For Defining Self-Disclosure Of Personal Cancer Coping Experience In Oncology Social Workers’ Helping Relationships, Kimberly A. Lawson May 2019

When Cancer Hits Home: Providing A Theoretical Foundation For Defining Self-Disclosure Of Personal Cancer Coping Experience In Oncology Social Workers’ Helping Relationships, Kimberly A. Lawson

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

The American Cancer Society estimates that by 2020 cancer survivors in the United States will increase by 31%, rising from 13.7 million in 2012 to nearly 18 million, if cancer incidence and survival rates remain stable. This does not include others indirectly impacted by a diagnosis, such as family caregivers. Health care workers, including oncology social workers, are also increasingly finding themselves among those diagnosed with and / or caring for someone who has cancer. As cancer increasingly “hits home”, oncology social workers in such situations are also acquiring potentially valuable personal cancer coping experience. This theoretical dissertation explored how ...


Provider-Identified Implementation Barriers To Providing Cognitive Processing Therapy In Va: A Review Of The Literature And Changes Over Time, Stephanie M. Renno May 2019

Provider-Identified Implementation Barriers To Providing Cognitive Processing Therapy In Va: A Review Of The Literature And Changes Over Time, Stephanie M. Renno

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Incidents of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are high, especially in veterans exposed to combat. Strongly supported, efficacious treatment options exist, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to treat the disorder and improve outcomes for patients. CPT has been trained widely in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Despite national dissemination and training, utilization rates have been low. Using data from the 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2016 VA Cognitive Processing Therapy Practice Survey, the present study examined the trajectory of provider reported barriers to implementation of CPT across the four survey distributions. The sample was analyzed using frequencies within and across survey ...


The Partner Model: An Attachment-Based Practice Model For Providers Working With Mothers And Infants Impacted By Perinatal Opioid Use Disorders, Noelle M. Ciara May 2019

The Partner Model: An Attachment-Based Practice Model For Providers Working With Mothers And Infants Impacted By Perinatal Opioid Use Disorders, Noelle M. Ciara

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

There are an estimated 2.5 million people in the United States of America suffering from opioid use disorders. Of the 2.5 million Americans impacted by opioid use disorders, over half are women. One of the most challenging aspects of opioid use disorders occurs in the context of pregnancy. Discourse surrounding the topic of addiction often identifies the root cause of addiction as a moral failing, rather than a pathophysiological disease. This stigma is amplified in the context of pregnancy and perpetuates the false, discriminatory notion that pregnant women with opioid use disorders are knowingly “harming” their babies without ...


Situational Risk Factors Associated With Child Sexual Abuse In The Black Church And The Interventions To Keep Black Children Safe, Ebony M. Speakes-Hall May 2019

Situational Risk Factors Associated With Child Sexual Abuse In The Black Church And The Interventions To Keep Black Children Safe, Ebony M. Speakes-Hall

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

This dissertation explores the problem of Child Sexual Abuse within the Black Church by applying a situational crime prevention (SCP) lens to this issue in four stages. First, this dissertation traces the origins and application of situational crime prevention by criminologists in order to explore situational indicators that put children at risk within institutions. Second, this dissertation traces the emergence of the Black Church as a protective factor from historical trauma experienced by African Americans. Third, it identifies how some of these same protective factors have become situational risk factors within the Black Church that pose serious threats to children ...


Attachment To The Social Construct Of Success And The Myth Of The "Good College": Effects Of Toxic Stress On Affluent Adolescents, Corey Hirsch May 2019

Attachment To The Social Construct Of Success And The Myth Of The "Good College": Effects Of Toxic Stress On Affluent Adolescents, Corey Hirsch

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

The demands and expectations placed on many high school students in affluent communities require almost impossible performance levels, or even perfection, and parents, peers, high school teachers, counselors, and administrators, as well as others in affluent communities, become increasingly invested in the quest for success demonstrated by high level performance and achievement. As a result, students in affluent communities are vulnerable to experiencing extreme pressure to succeed as demonstrated by gaining admittance to a “good college.” This dissertation utilizes the foundational aspects of attachment theory to provide a framework for understanding how individuals in affluent communities develop a strong attachment ...


The Efficacy Of Supportive Services In The Early Stages Of Outpatient Methadone Maintenance Treatment, Zachary M. Holtzman-Conston May 2019

The Efficacy Of Supportive Services In The Early Stages Of Outpatient Methadone Maintenance Treatment, Zachary M. Holtzman-Conston

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Background

Over the past 25 years, the United States has experienced an opioid epidemic that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and which now constitutes as the worst drug overdose epidemic in U.S. history. Increases in opioid use and abuse have been found among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels (CDC, 2017). Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) is one the most effective forms of treatment for opioid addiction, and has been found to reduce substance use, the risk of HIV, overdose, and criminal behaviors (Joseph et al., 2000; Mattick, Breen, Kimber, & Davoli, 2009). Both clinical ...


The Voices Of Male Survivors: The Lived Experiences Of Adult Male Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse, Rick Azzaro May 2019

The Voices Of Male Survivors: The Lived Experiences Of Adult Male Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse, Rick Azzaro

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Prior to the 1980s, very little was understood about childhood male sexual abuse (CSA). Prevailing societal norms and values, secrecy inherent in the abuse and limited public awareness kept male victims of CSA in the dark to suffer alone. This study seeks to understand the experiences of adult male victims of childhood sexual abuse and its intersection with their masculinity. The study enlists the participation of 16 adult male victims of CSA and through a mixed methods design, utilizing the Trauma Symptoms Checklist (TSC-40) and a rigorous qualitative interview shines a light on their experiences and common themes experienced by ...


Barriers To Attaining Higher Education Among Substance Abuse Counselors, Steven Dawson May 2019

Barriers To Attaining Higher Education Among Substance Abuse Counselors, Steven Dawson

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Twenty-three million people over the age of 12 meet criteria for a substance use disorder. Drug overdose is currently the number one cause of injury-related death in the US. From 1999 to 2017, almost 218,000 people died from overdoses related to opioids. In 2017, opioid overdoses were five times higher than they were in 1999. The financial cost of substance abuse in the US is estimated at $700 billion annually. Evidence-based approaches have been shown to improve outcomes, yet substance use treatment has the lowest rates of utilization of evidence-based practices of any health care discipline.

Graduate level education ...


Impact Of Disclosure Of Military Service History On Diagnosis Of Ptsd, Crystal Shelton May 2019

Impact Of Disclosure Of Military Service History On Diagnosis Of Ptsd, Crystal Shelton

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Objective Variability in how clinicians diagnose PTSD has been studied across treatment settings. Research shows several factors impact diagnostic variability. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which disclosure of military service leads to an increase in diagnosis of PTSD when considering an otherwise vague symptom profile. We hypothesize veteran status will increase the likelihood of a PTSD diagnosis than status as a teacher. Methods Clinician were recruited online through professional message boards and listservs. Participants were randomly assigned a vignette (veteran or teacher status) and subsequently asked to make diagnostic judgments. Two vignettes, identical with ...


Negotiations Around Power, Resources, And Tasks Within Lesbian Relationships: Does This Process Affect The Perception Of Intimacy And Sexual Satisfaction?, Sarah Bohannon May 2019

Negotiations Around Power, Resources, And Tasks Within Lesbian Relationships: Does This Process Affect The Perception Of Intimacy And Sexual Satisfaction?, Sarah Bohannon

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

In an environment typically dominated by heteronormative values and behavior, the distribution of power, resources, and tasks within an intimate relationship often is gender-determined. How power, resources, and tasks are negotiated within a lesbian relationship and how this process may affect the perception of intimacy and sexual satisfaction remains a fertile area for exploration. Through the lens of relational-cultural theory and social exchange theory, this dissertation examines the literature that considers the ways in which power is negotiated and distributed in intimate relationships, with a specific emphasis on lesbian relationships. In addition, literature that considers the interplay between power and ...


Using Positive Psychology To Grow Through Grief, Courtney Daly, Elizabeth Blaum, Laryssa Kundanmal, Jessica Massa May 2019

Using Positive Psychology To Grow Through Grief, Courtney Daly, Elizabeth Blaum, Laryssa Kundanmal, Jessica Massa

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

Grief does not discriminate; most individuals in this world, regardless of background or life circumstance, will eventually experience the loss of someone close to them. Children’s Bereavement Center, based in Miami, Florida, offers no-cost peer-support groups to grieving children, adolescents, and adults. The following paper presents an overview of the organization as well as a customized application plan for how positive psychology can be further integrated into Children’s Bereavement Center’s services. We include a situation analysis of the grief sector, looking specifically at Children’s Bereavement Center’s influence in southern Florida, a literature review of positive ...


The Prevention Of Depression: A Machine Learning Approach, Ashley Ann Fuss Jan 2019

The Prevention Of Depression: A Machine Learning Approach, Ashley Ann Fuss

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Behavioral health disorders, specifically depression, are a serious health concern in the United States and worldwide. The consequences of unaddressed behavioral health conditions are multifaceted and have impact at the individual, relational, communal, and societal level. Despite the number of individuals who could benefit from treatment for behavioral health concerns, their difficulties are often unidentified and unaddressed through treatment. Technology carries unrealized potential to identify people at risk for behavioral health conditions and to inform prevention and intervention strategies. Drawing upon data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health, n=3782), this study has two aims related ...


Philadelphia 1772 Tax List (Complete) Matched With 1775 Constables Returns, Billy G. Smith, Gary B. Nash Dec 2018

Philadelphia 1772 Tax List (Complete) Matched With 1775 Constables Returns, Billy G. Smith, Gary B. Nash

The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD)

This dataset contains Everyone on THE 1772 TAX LIST FOR PHILADELPHIA (10 WARDS) & Suburbs (NORTHERN LIBERTIES AND SOUTHWARK). Also included is information from “matching” taxpayers with a sample of 50% of the 1775 Constables Return from Philadelphia. Added to the 1772 tax list is information for taxpayers who also received assistance from various agencies for whom records are still extant. (Project 50)


Be More: Buffering Against Gender Stereotypes By Building Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Erica Mohr Sep 2018

Be More: Buffering Against Gender Stereotypes By Building Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Erica Mohr

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Research shows that organizations perform better when women are represented on senior leadership teams. Yet women are not rising to the highest ranks of leadership at equivalent rates as men. Gender stereotypes negatively influence women’s self-efficacy, the internal beliefs of what they are capable of. Women hold themselves back when they respond to these low self-efficacy beliefs, by not aspiring, not applying, not asking, and not acting. This paper explores current leadership gap data and the consequences of the disparity between men and women in leadership roles. Next, the paper describes how stereotypes can create the underlying problem: limiting ...


A Mixed-Methods Examination Of The Relationship Between The Self And Adaptive Coping In Military Wives, Amy P. Page Aug 2018

A Mixed-Methods Examination Of The Relationship Between The Self And Adaptive Coping In Military Wives, Amy P. Page

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Purpose: Previous research indicates that identity relates to use of specific coping strategies. Exploring the relationship between self and coping in military wives is crucial to understanding how they manage military lifestyle-related stressors. The researcher hypothesized that levels of emotion-focused coping (EFC) strategies in managing stressors will be related to higher degrees of well-being and individuals who endorsed the most mature identity status and higher degrees of self-concept clarity, self-monitoring, and mastery will report greater use of EFC. Role conflict was hypothesized to predict greater use of problem-focused coping (PFC) strategies. Methods: 202 participants completed an online survey containing standardized ...