ERIC Number: ED295074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Mid-Life Women: Research and Implications.
Leonard, Patricia Y.; And Others
Mid-life women in increasing numbers are seeking the assistance of mental health professionals to address critical development and contextual issues. The myriad of social and cultural changes of the past two decades have had a profound effect on the type, intensity, and prevalence of problems currently experienced by women between 30-50 years of age. In the 1980s, normal developmental issues and dynamics are confounded by major changes in family structure and economics, new social and professional roles and expectations, and the pressure associated with redefining lifelong values and perceptions. Until recently, little attention was devoted to the exploration of issues, attitudes, and development of this group. Traditional counseling approaches and development theory have failed to adequately confront the reality and impact of this disparate experience of males and females within American society. Effective counseling interactions and developmental support programs for women must be based upon a thorough understanding of their uniqueness. (ABL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Mobile, AL, November 11-13, 1987).