Physiological maturation as a factor related to intrapersonal relations of adolescent girls Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between physiological maturation and the intrapersonal relations of adolescent girls. The Interpersonal Check List provided the measure of self concept and ideal self concept for each subject. Subjects were 48 early-maturing and 48 late-maturing girls representing the four levels of high school. Included were 18 early-maturing and 16 late-maturing ninth graders; 8 early-maturing and 10 late-maturing tenth graders; 12 early-maturing and 12 late-maturing eleventh graders; and 10 early-maturing and 10 late-maturing twelfth graders. Four major hypotheses were tested: I. There is no difference in the self concept report of early and late-maturing adolescent girls. II. There is no difference in the ideal self concept report of early- and late-maturing adolescent girls. III. For the early-maturing adolescent girls, there is no difference between their reported self concept and ideal self concept. IV.. For the late-maturing adolescent girls, there is no difference between their reported self concept and ideal self concept. Each of the hypotheses was tested at each of the four high school grade levels. The Mann-Whitney U test was used to analyze the data for hypotheses one and two. The null hypotheses could not be rejected for 15 of the 16 tests involving the two hypotheses; the exception was ninth-grade ideal self on the love dimension. Essentially the conclusions were that no differences existed between the self concept or the ideal self concept of early- and late-maturing adolescent girls. The Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed-Ranks test was used to test hypotheses three and four. Test results for hypothesis three showed significant differences in two of the eight analyses. Both were connected to the dominance dimension. Significant differences were found for five of the eight analyses used in testing hypothesis four. Four of these were connected to the dominance dimension. In general it was concluded that the late-maturing girls were much less satisfied with the image they held of themselves, and that they wished to be someone quite unlike their self at that particular time. Most notable, they expressed a wish to be significantly less dominant than they felt themselves to be. Since this concern with dominance also appeared in the data for early-maturing girls, it was evident that the dimension of dominance and the concern for balance along this dimension were quite strong throughout this entire adolescent female sample. Limitations of the study and suggestions for further research were discussed.
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