ERIC Number: ED198463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-5
Depression Among Women: The Effects of Social Class and Employment.
Repetti, Rena L.
The single most reliable finding in the literature on depression is that women are more likely than men to report and show signs of depressive symptomatology. A distribution of depression scores was analyzed for community women as a function of two factors: employment status, i.e., housewives versus employed women, and social class. The participants (N=109) were interviewed and completed the CES-D scale, a self-report depression scale. Results showed that social class was important; women in the low status group were more depressed than women in the high status group. Differences between housewives and employed women were not significant. These findings are similar to results of other community studies examining depression among women. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).