POSTMODERN FEMINISM: CONCEPT OF SELECTED FILIPINO WOMEN'S SELF-WORTH

Lana Shereen Agbisit | Ernesita Corpuz |

September 24, 2019
Psychology

This study had two intentions. First, it aimed to explore the context of Filipino women's self-worth by concentrating on how they view themselves as a woman. Second, this study was conducted to justify the idea of the “woman of worth” through a postmodern feminist perspective. Essentially, this study supported Covington's Self-worth Theory (2001). Its premise states that the worthiness of an individual is scaled in relation to the achievements he/she gets. This achievement however, does not only pertain to academic status, but also to the fulfilment one gets whenever she contributes for the purpose of success. It was significant that among the respondents, being able to contribute is the ultimate basis of their worth. Apart from their awareness on their own characteristics and on the roles that they play, affirmation from others also enables them to feel empowered as a woman.

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