Gender, Stress, and Distress

Social—Relational Influences
  • Susan Gore
  • Mary Ellen Colten
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Abstract

One of the most frequently asked questions in research on the social sources of psychological distress is why there is a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms from adolescence all through adulthood among women as compared to men. The problem is a significant one, not only because it suggests something distinctive about the mental health of women but also because it provides the opportunity to examine how well major conceptual and analytic frameworks for explaining health and behavior contribute to our understanding of an important empirical problem.

Keywords

Depression Income Schizophrenia Posit Arena 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Gore
    • 1
  • Mary Ellen Colten
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of Massachusetts-BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Survey ResearchUniversity of Massachusetts-BostonBostonUSA

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