ERIC Number: ED208303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Women's Midlife Transition Experience as a Function of Marital Status, Education, and Urban-Rural Residence.
Comfort, Helen Courtney
Midlife transition is a potentially problematic time for all women, but especially for those who are unmarried, relatively less well-educated, and who do not reside in urban areas. Some studies suggest that unmarried women have more difficulty in identity formation and acceptance of their role by society. Married women whose children are nearly grown tend to experience more satisfaction and less stress at midlife. Due to a cultural lag in attitudes and fewer opportunities for self-fulfillment and attainment of new or different roles, women in a non-urban setting may have more problems with midlife transition. A strong educational background enlarges a woman's perceived world, thus facilitating her ability to play various roles. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Women in Psychology (8th, Boston, MA, March 5-8, 1981).