Volume 12, Issue 4 (2-2007)                   IJPCP 2007, 12(4): 371-379 | Back to browse issues page

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Danesh E, Saliminia N. Group "A" Murray’s Needs in 3-10 Year-Old Children of Working Vs. Housewife Mothers. IJPCP. 2007; 12 (4) :371-379
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-126-en.html
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Objectives: To compare group "A" Murray’s needs (achievement, do-minance, exposition, acquisition, aggression, construction, compensation, fame and being known, and understanding needs) in 3-10 year-old children of working and homemaker mothers.

Method: In this causal-comparative study, 50 children from both groups were selected through convenient sampling method. The research instrument was Children Apperception Test (CAT) that was performed individually in a controlled condition. Data were then analyzed using distribution of repeated measurements and Least Significant Difference (LSD) test.

Results: It was found that acquisition and construction needs in children of employed mothers were more than children of homemaker mothers needs for being known and for understanding were more in children of homemaker mothers than of employed mothers and the amount of other group "A" Murray’s needs (achievement, aggression, compensation, dominance, and exposition) did not differ significantly in the two children groups.

Conclusion: Magnitude of the needs for acquisition and construction, in children of employed mothers and being known, and understanding needs are bigger in children of homemaker mothers.


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Received: 2007/05/21

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