Title page for ETD etd-08132003-103616

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Horstman, Karin Rose
URN etd-08132003-103616
Title Rivaly Among College Women
Degree Master of Arts
Department Higher Education and Student Affairs
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Creamer, Donald G. Committee Chair
Carnaghi, Jill Ellen Committee Member
Kowalski, Gerard J. Committee Member
  • student development
  • psychology
  • rivalry
  • women
  • competition
Date of Defense 2003-07-22
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study was to explore behaviors and characteristics of college women within the context of their relationships with their female friends, peers, and colleagues. Specifically, the study addressed unacknowledged feelings and covert behaviors directed toward women. In opposition to the frequently commended characteristics of women such as collaborating and nurturing, experiences reported by the subjects of this study describe their female peers, and sometimes themselves, as covertly malicious. Rivalry, unlike competition, surrounds women and has the potential to penetrate every relationship women have with other women regardless of the context of the relationship. By collecting data from college women at a large, research, state-affiliated university, this exploratory study employed grounded research methodology (Glaser & Straus, 1967) to develop a theoretical image of the rivalrous woman.
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