The Psychological Well-Being of Women in the Middle Years

  • Grace K. Baruch
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO)


This chapter addresses three questions with respect to the psychological well-being of women in the middle years. What is psychological well-being? How do midlife women vary in level of well-being? What are women’s sources of psychological well-being? In other words, what is it, who has it, and how did they get it? Because answers to the last two questions depend upon how well-being is defined, the conceptualization and measurement of well-being are discussed first; findings are then presented that bear on variations and sources.


Life Satisfaction Married Woman American Sociological Review Role Strain Midlife Woman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grace K. Baruch
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  1. 1.Wellesley College Center for Research on WomenWellesleyUSA

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