Gender role conflict and coping : a preliminary investigation of college males

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David John Bergen (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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L. DiAnne Borders

Abstract: This study investigated differences in coping strategies between college males with high and low gender role conflict, as measured by the Gender Role Conflict Scale (GRCS). Emotion-focused and problem-focused coping strategies of men, as assessed by the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WOCQ), also were examined across gender role conflict-specific and gender role conflict-neutral stressful encounters. Traditional age college males living on-campus at two small private colleges located in southeastern United States completed the GRCS, the WOCQ and a demographic questionnaire. Responses were received from 247 students. Comparisons were completed to examine the coping profiles between men with high and low gender role conflict. Selection of coping strategies was investigated to compare high and low gender role conflict men in response to scenarios characterized by high and low gender role conflict. Coping profiles were not found to differ significantly in either analysis. Examination between the factors of the GRCS and subscales of the WOCQ revealed no direct significant relationships.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Sex role $z Southern States $x Psychological aspects
Young men $z Southern States $x Psychology
College students $x Attitudes

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