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ERIC Number: EJ829677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Emotional Segues and the Management of Emotion by Women and Men
Lively, Kathryn
Social Forces, v87 n2 p911-936 Dec 2008
Recent studies suggest that gender may be less influential on the experience of emotion than originally believed. Most of these studies, however, have focused almost exclusively on gender differences in discrete emotional experiences, paying less attention to the ways in which emotions may co-occur within a relatively short period. Using the General Survey's 1996 emotions module, I examine the correlational structure of nine latent emotion factors-- tranquility, joy, hope, pride, self-reproach, anger, rage, fear and distress--by gender. Using the technique of shortest path analysis, I find women's most common emotional pathways are longer, more complex, and more likely to use more positive and less powerful emotions than those most common to men. Implications for emotion management, both personal and interpersonal, are discussed. (Contains 2 figures, 4 tables and 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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