ERIC Number: ED208329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-14
Reference Count: 0
Clinical Bias against Activity in Women and Implications for Female Self-Concept.
Psychological androgyny is becoming the new standard of mental health at a time when social, political, and economic realities enable women to expand career options. To examine the influence of client sex on the treatment planning of clients, therapists responded to two hypothetical cases of male and female clients whose presenting problem was concerned with career aspirations and deteriorating marital relationships. Results indicated that therapists viewed the male as having an interpersonal relationship problem requiring marital therapy, but expected the female to make concessions in the relationship. The findings indicate that therapists should be aware of the potential negative consequences of encouraging women to meet the needs of others rather than her own needs. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Philadelphia, PA, March 12-15, 1981).