Centrality of women's multiple roles: beneficial and detrimental consequences for psychological well-being.

Abstract

Theorists have proposed that greater centrality (personal importance) of a social role is associated with better psychological well-being but that role centrality exacerbates the negative effects of stress in that same social role on well-being. The present study found evidence to support both hypotheses in a sample of 296 women who simultaneously occupied… (More)

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