ERIC Number: ED147661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Sex Differences in Adolescent Life Stress, Social Support, and Well Being.
Burke, Ronald J.; Weir, Tamara
This study examines sex differences in adolescent perceptions and functioning. Subjects were public school students who voluntarily filled out a questionnaire during class time. The information sought was: (1) whether the sources and reported intensity of stress in the day-to-day lives of male and female adolescents are different; (2) whether male and female adolescents differ in their utilization of social support networks for coping; and (3) whether differences exist between male and female adolescents on well-being criteria. A number of findings are discussed, including the fact that females, while more open and free in expressing problems, operate under more stress and psycho-physical strain than males do. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Imperial Oil Co. Ltd., Toronto (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CG 011 965, 011 966, 011 967, and 011 968