Gender Role Perceptions and Women's Caregiving Experiences

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Identifier 2002_Nordmeyer
Title Gender Role Perceptions and Women's Caregiving Experiences
Creator Nordmeyer, Kristjane
Subject Women; Gender Identity; Role; Caregivers; Family Relations; Aged; Activities of Daily Living; Social Conformity; Socialization; Dependency (Psychology); Aging Populations; Caregiving; Gender Roles; Uncompensated Dependent Care; Women Caregivers; Caregiver Burden Inventory
Description Providing care to an aging population is a growing public concern as the percentage and number of elderly persons requiring care continues to increase. Families, in particular women, are responsible for providing care to dependent relatives. This study seeks to understand if and how women's attitudes toward providing uncompensated care have changed following the women's movement. Five younger and five older caregivers were interviewed in order to understand the relationship between gender role identity and the experiences of caregiving. As expected, younger caregivers held less traditional gender roles for women. Qualitatively, caregivers with a stronger feminist gender role identity experienced less satisfaction and slightly more burden in the caregiving role. Although younger caregivers scored slightly higher on burden, there was a qualitative difference in the types of burden experienced between younger and older caregivers. Implications for these findings are discussed in relation to caregiver interventions.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2002
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Kristjane Nordmeyer 2002
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Kristjane Nordmeyer
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s6qc31r7
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-01-28
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179472
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