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ERIC Number: ED353505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-17
Pages: 17
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Gender, Social Support, and Coping with Work Stressors among Managers.
Korabik, Karen; And Others
The influence of sex and gender-role orientation on social support and coping with occupational stressors was examined through interviews with 19 male and 20 female managers who were matched for job level. It was hypothesized that instrumentality would be related to problem-focused coping, whereas expressivity would be related to coping by seeking social support. It was further expected that those high in instrumentality would be more likely to seek informational support, whereas those high in expressivity would be more likely to seek emotional support in stressful situations. The results support the contention that few sex differences in coping with work stress emerge when males and females are equivalent in occupation and position. Women reported experiencing more job-related stressors and coping with general stressful situations through self-blame more often than did men. Androgynous managers were least likely, and undifferentiated managers most likely, to cope using wishful thinking. Managers who were high in expressivity perceived themselves to be under less stress and to have received more social support in specific stressful situations than those low in expressivity. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada