An increase in perceived power in midlife was demonstrated among 60 middle-class Arab women in Israel. 20 of the women were young (age 20-40) 20 were middle aged (45-55) and 20 were older (60-80). Perceived power was studied using card 4 of the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT). The TAT stories were rated on three dimensions of perceived power: security, inner strength, and interpersonal influence. Results indicate that the young Arab women ranked lowest in security and inner strength. There was a bigger difference between the young women and the two other groups than between the middle-aged and older women. In addition, all three groups, while describing men as having more interpersonal power and security, still described women as having more inner strength.
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Social Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology