‘Something’s Gotta Give:’ Advanced-Degree Seeking Women’s Experiences of Sexism, Role Overload, and Psychological Distress

@article{West2014SomethingsGG,
  title={‘Something’s Gotta Give:’ Advanced-Degree Seeking Women’s Experiences of Sexism, Role Overload, and Psychological Distress},
  author={Lindsey Michelle West},
  journal={NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={226 - 243}
}
  • L. West
  • Published 22 August 2014
  • Psychology
  • NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education
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