ERIC Number: ED199599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Sex Roles and Psychotherapy: Research Bases for Models of Health.
Maffeo, Patricia A.
Current evidence in the literature is reviewed on the relationship between sex roles and psychological well-being in terms of personality and social behavior dimensions. Limitations of the present data base are identified, such as the correlational nature of evidence, age and gender specificity of findings, failure to consider the personal salience of the variables in question, and the examination of single rather than multiple criterion variables. The androgyny model of health is explored and compared with traditional sex-role orientation. Further studies on the effects of particular sex-role adoptions and sex traits at different stages of the life cycle are recommended. The importance of considering the normative advantages of various sex-role categories and social role adoptions in psychotherapy is emphasized. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Well Being
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980). Best copy available.