ERIC Number: ED226257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Daily Hassles as Mediators of Employment/Gender Differences in Adaptational Outcomes.
Kanner, Allen D.
Previous research has shown that employed men are generally healthier than employed women, due in part to the dual role of women as workers and homemakers. To examine this explanation, the impact of four types of daily hassles (minor stressful events) was compared on two adaptational outcomes, psychological symptoms and health, for working men and women. As part of a larger study, the daily hassles of 69 employed adults were assessed for 9 months. Non-overlapping subscales of the Hassles Scale were generated, i.e., practical, family, economic, and work. Quite different patterns emerged for men and women. Employed women were more affected by practical and family hassles, but less vulnerable to economic and work hassles than men, even though men and women reported the same number of family, economic, and work hassles. Results highlight the value of assessing different kinds of daily hassles in the study of stress. The Hassles and Uplifts Subscales for the four areas studied are included. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982). Best copy available.