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Master of Science (MS)
Family, Consumer, and Human Development
Sharyn M. Crossman
The purpose of this study was to determine if educational intervention could cause a decrease in distress, and if so would this change last up to a year. The sample consisted of displaced homemakers from three Northern Utah counties enrolled in a seminar (educational intervention) to prepare for the development of employment skills. Pre-test, post-test and follow-up tests were given to measure the change in stress. The three measures used to determine the psychological preparation (a reduction in distress level) were assertiveness, self-esteem and well-being. It was concluded that the educational intervention did reduce the distress level and that the change did last over a period of one year. The only exception was in the case of low-Income displaced homemakers.
Mathias, Marc F., "Long-Term Effectiveness of Educational Intervention on the Assertiveness, Self-Esteem, and Well-Being of Displaced Homemakers" (1987). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2696.
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