powerlessness


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the condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything

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Specifically, this study sought to answer the question, "Are there significant differences in powerlessness, normlessness, meaninglessness, and estrangement between students with and without disabilities?
Powerlessness reflects fatalism, pessimism, and a perception of losing control over one's own life.
In an earlier work (Herndon & Eastland, 1999), 1 described this paradox as one which asks group members to admit powerlessness in a group whose purpose is empowerment--a seemingly contradictory, if not absurd, idea.
An admission of one's powerlessness over alcohol is the central focus of the first step of AA.
In the male trio Figninto ("blind" in the Bambara language) they tackled themes of metaphysical sightlessness, powerlessness, and mortality through forceful images and a symbolic physical language that, in Sanon's words, "speaks of bodies that are inhabited by hearts.
Abortion is not a private tragedy but, at least in part, a social issue in which women's experience of marginalization, poverty, and powerlessness are all central factors which need to be addressed in any adequate response to abortion.
The Seattle protests, even if only a gleam of possibility in the disheartening dark of our time, should cause us to recall basic principles of power and powerlessness, so easily forgotten as the flood of media nonsense washes over the history of social movements.
The manager's recognition of the employee's feelings of powerlessness can help direct the manager's action.
Is it a miracle cure for the powerlessness and burnout that affects many healthcare workers, or is it only another highly touted passing fad?
Literature has suggested that classic symptoms of powerlessness are: apathy, depression with emphasis toward chronic illness, expressions of no control over a situation, non-participation, indecisiveness and passivity.
When this happens, the destructive anti-government sentiment will subside, and so will the powerlessness and apprehension many Americans feel when they think about their future.
White Americans), suspicion of the motives of others, uncertainty about the sequence of events, a sense of individual powerlessness, and a belief that caution is necessary to avoid trouble (Terrell & Terrell, 1981; Triandis, 1976).
This perceived powerlessness consigned the Palestinians to the status of refugees.
Many clinicians assume that psychotherapy can best serve victims of childhood sexual abuse by directly addressing their traumatic memories and associated feelings of powerlessness and confusion.
Mergers and corporate breakups, the migration of jobs overseas, and stock market and banking crises have contributed to a feeling of powerlessness and a rise in levels of stress.