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

  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},
  pages={226 - 243}
  • L. West
  • Published 22 August 2014
  • Psychology
  • NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education
With the rise in advanced-degree seeking women and the minimal research on the dual impact of sexism and role overload, the current study aims to better understand the impact of sexism and role overload on psychological distress in a particular sample of advanced-degree seeking women. Seventy-six female medical student participants (mean age 24.7) from a southeastern health sciences university were recruited to participate in this study. Perceived sexist events were significantly correlated… 

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