Gender stereotypes and mental health revisited

  title={Gender stereotypes and mental health revisited},
  author={Joan B. Beckwith},
The work of Broverman, Braverman, Clarkson, Rosenkrantz, and Vogel (1970) on gender and judgments of mental health was revisited with 75 student nurses. Health-illness differences were explored in addition to male-female-adult differences. The average age of students was 20.9 years, and 89% were female. The results were different from those of Broverman and colleagues. Images of the healthy male, female, and generic adult were similar. Differences perceived overall between health and illness… CONTINUE READING