Exploring the Consequences of Gender Ideology–Work Discrepancies

Exploring the Consequences of Gender Ideology–Work Discrepancies Using survey data from married and cohabiting adults in the midwestern U.S. (N = 257), I examine the way gender ideology–work discrepancies relate to distress and self-meanings. Among women, discrepancies are unrelated to distress and negatively related to feelings of power and activity as a wife and mother, results consistent with self-consistency theory. Among men, discrepancies are negatively related to distress and positively related to feelings of goodness, power, and activity in several roles, results consistent with compensatory self-enhancement theories. The results suggest that men experience discrepancies as self-image threats to which they respond by inflating their self-evaluation, self-power, and self-activity, whereas women experience discrepancies as stressors that reduce feelings of power and activity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Exploring the Consequences of Gender Ideology–Work Discrepancies

Sex Roles , Volume 60 (6) – Oct 28, 2008

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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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