Today, the roles that men and women assume in relationships are different from when this conservative structure was the rule.
Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: The primary purposes of the current study were to examine four patterns of gender role conflict in gay men, to assess the relationship between gender role conflict and psychological distress in gay men, Gender role catologing to examine the relationship between gender role conflict, coping styles, and psychological distress.
It was hypothesized that the current sample of gay men would exhibit levels of three patterns of gender role conflict-- 1 Success, Power, and Competition issues; 2 Restrictive Emotionality; and 3 Conflict Between Work and Family Relations, similar to those in a comparison sample of presumably heterosexual men, but would exhibit significantly lower levels of a fourth pattern of gender role conflict--Restricted Affectionate Behavior Between Men.
Results provided mixed support for these hypotheses.
Gay men in the current study reported similar levels of Success, Power, and Competition as well as Restrictive Emotionality, and significantly lower levels of Restricted Affectionate Behavior Between Men than men in the comparison sample. However, men in the current study reported significantly higher levels of Conflict Between Work and Family Relations.
An additional hypothesis that, in accordance with gender role conflict theory, all four patterns of gender role conflict would be significantly positively correlated with psychological distress trait anxiety and depression also received mixed support.
As predicted, Restrictive Emotionality and Restricted Affectionate Behavior Between Men were significantly positively correlated with both anxiety and depression.
Contrary to prediction, Success, Power and Competition was significantly positively associated only with anxiety, and Conflict Between Work and Family Relations was uncorrelated with both indicators of psychological distress. The final hypothesis, that coping styles would account for significant amounts of variance in psychological distress above and beyond that accounted for by each of the four patterns of gender role conflict, received uniform support.
Results from eight hierarchical regression analyses also revealed a strong relationship between Restrictive Emotionality, Emotion-oriented coping, and both indicators of psychological distress.
Implications of results of the current study for future research on gender role conflict in men of all sexual orientations are discussed, along with limitations of the current study and implications for counseling. Reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.
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An ad from a Sears catalog (Sears) and new fantasy-based gender roles like the beautiful princess or the muscle-bound. A gender role, also known as a sex role, is a social role encompassing a range of behaviors and attitudes that are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable for people based on their actual or perceived sex or sexuality.
Gender roles are changing at work and at home, according to the research done at the Families and Work Institute back in March Young men and women alike are challenging traditional gender roles and expecting to share in paid work as well as tending the household and children, according to the benchmark survey of 3, Americans.
A gender role, also known as a sex role, is a social role encompassing a range of behaviors and attitudes that are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable for people based on their actual or perceived sex or sexuality. Gender Roles in the Play Trifles Essay Words Jul 7th, 13 Pages Gender roles have caused strain over decades to not only females, but recently males as well.
Sep 17, · To assess masculine and feminine gender roles, we used two different inventories: Gender‐Masculine (GM) and Gender‐Feminine (GF) scales derived from Minnesota Multiphase Personality Inventory‐2 (MMPI‐2) and the Bem Sex‐Role Inventory (BSRI).