NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED167348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Current Status of Women in Medicine.
Heins, Marilyn; Martindale, Lois
This paper examines role conflict and role overload of physicians. A comparison of women physicians, women neighbor controls, and men physicians is made in an attempt to prove that role conflict and overload are distinct problems of the women physicians. A 207-item questionnaire concerned with demography, education, work patterns, household compositions and responsibilities, life cycle decisions, medical issues, and a variety of attitudinal scales was used. From this, a profile of the model woman physician is developed and thus compared to the other study groups. Previous studies from 1957 and 1969 are used to examine the change in women physicians' roles and attitudes. While there are definite differences in role between men and women physicians, this study concludes that both groups work too hard and do not seem to have enough time for personal growth or for their families and that this problem is related to their roles as physicians. Statistical illustrations and a bibliography are included. (MA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Contains occasional marginal legibility ; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (November 7, 1977)