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Women and gender in research on work and family stress.

Authors
Barnett-RC; Biener-L; Baruch-GK
Source
Am Psychol 1987 Feb; 42(2):130-136
NIOSHTIC No.
20037421
Abstract
Research on work-related stress has tended to focus on males and to neglect gender as a variable; often, findings from studies of men are incorrectly generalized to women. The failure to "build women in" to conceptual models has impaired our understanding of both work and family role stressors. This article focuses on assumptions, gaps, and biases in the literature; the home, for example, has been viewed as a stress-free sanctuary, whereas workplace stress has been overemphasized and seen as particularly dangerous for women. To better understand the costs and benefits of employment and of multiple roles for women, and the stressfulness of family roles, more attention to the qualitative aspects of roles is needed.
Keywords
Psychological-disorders; Job-stress; Psychological-stress; Mental-stress; Women; Humans
Contact
Wellesley College Center for Research on Women Wellesley, Mass 02181
CODEN
AMPSAB
Publication Date
19870201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
806221
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-01968
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0003-066X
Priority Area
Psychologic Disorders
Source Name
American Psychologist
State
MA
Performing Organization
Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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