ERIC Number: ED200843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Dimensions of Subjective Mental Health Across Two Generations: 1957-1976.
Bryant, Fred B.; And Others
A multi-dimensional approach to evaluating psychological well-being or distress is essential for a full description of subjective mental health. Factor analytic techniques were used to explore dimensions of subjective mental health with data collected from two, nationwide representative sample surveys of U.S. adults. Indices were constructed concerning aspects of adjustment in marriage, parenthood, and work, self-perceptions, and symptoms of distress. Analyses revealed three dominant factors involving strain, feelings of low morale, and personal inadequacy. Distinct year effects also emerged: for women, a generational change in the relationship between self-perceptions and perceived problems in raising children; and for men, a shift toward greater compartmentalization of job concerns and the development of a distinct "help-seeking" orientation. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).