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Status inconsistency and mental health

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Status inconsistency and mental health STATUS INCONSISTENCY AND MENTAL HEALTH BY JAMES B. FUSON, JR A DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATE COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 1976 Copyright 1976 James B. Fuson, Jr. Dedicated to my teachers ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. --We cannot exist with- out mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt. Walter Scott The above quotation is, of course, another way of expressing John Donne's well known concept that "no man is an island." In the process of obtaining an education and completing this dissertation I have certainly had to call upon many people for help and have not been refused. Acknowledging all who have provided assistance would be an impossible task. Therefore, I shall restrict myself to the formidable task of acknowledging those who have been most influential in my educational process or have contributed to the preparation of this dissertation. My parents inspired my original motivation to learn, to attempt to expand my knowledge beyond what appeared to be the obvious. They always supported my educational interests regardless of their direction as those interests shifted from mechanical engineering, to chemistry, to philosophy, to history, to political science, to sociology. Throughout this entire period of shifting interest the support of my parents, both emotional and economic, remained steadfast. My first interest in sociology as a discipline was stimulated by Marvin Henricks at Indiana Central University under whom I had much of my undergraduate sociology. He has left a lasting influence on my view of the social world, particularly concerning the influence of culture on human behav

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