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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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POSSATTI, Izabel Cristina  and  DIAS, Mardônio Rique. Women's multiple roles and the effects on psychological well-being. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2002, vol.15, n.2, pp.293-301. ISSN 0102-7972.

This study examines the effects of women's multiple roles on psychological well-being. The data were taken from a sample of 132 employed mothers who answered a questionnaire composed of three parts: a roles scale, that measures the quality of the two particular roles (paid worker, mother); a General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), that measures psychological well-being; and a marital satisfaction scale. Multiple regressions were carried out between all the variables and the criterion variable, the psychological well-being. Our results are in agreement with previous reports, showing that rewards from job autonomy and decision-making authority predicted measures of psychological well-being for all women, while marital satisfaction predicted for all women, except for those with high socio-economic status and those older than 39 years.

Keywords : Multiplicity; roles; psychological well-being.

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