Parental relationships of theological students in reference to dominance-submission
Whitesel, John Asbury
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It is increasingly recognized that the minister's skill in helping others depends largely upon the effectiveness of his interpersonal relations. 1. The Problem The problem of this study was to investigate descriptions of parental relationships by the theological students to ascertain the attitudes of their parents as causal factors for the traits of dominance and submission in these students. Parental relationships influence the development of personality and personal modes of adjustment to persons. Particularly influential are parental attitudes of acceptances and rejection. Under the press of such attitudes the child seeks response that enhance his feelings of security. Among the modes of adjustment he might learn are dominance and submission and around these his personal tendencies can become integrated [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)—Boston University
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