ERIC Number: EJ791325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Complexity, Contextualism, and Multiculturalism: Responses to the Critiques and Future Directions for the Gender Role Conflict Research Program
O'Neil, James M.
Counseling Psychologist, v36 n3 p469-476 2008
The author reacts to three reviews by Carolyn Enns, Stephen Wester, and P. Paul and Mary Heppner on "The Counseling Psychologist" Major Contribution "Summarizing 25 Years of Research on Men's Gender Role Conflict Using the Gender Role Conflict Scale: New Research Paradigms and Clinical Implications." The reviews provide support for assessing the complexity and diversity of men's gender role conflict. The author comments on the reviewers' most critical points in four areas: (a) endorsing contextual, multicultural, and cross-cultural dimensions of gender role conflict; (b) the gap between gender role conflict and career psychology; (c) integrating feminist theory and the macrosocietal perspectives of gender role conflict and sexism; and (d) qualitative and developmental research, societal needs, and social activism. The author recommends further theory development, research, and activism in combating and preventing sexism and gender role conflict.
Descriptors: Feminism, Activism, Role Conflict, Sex Role, Cultural Pluralism, Counseling Psychology, Gender Discrimination, Gender Bias, Males, Criticism, Cross Cultural Studies, Career Counseling, Qualitative Research
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