Multiple roles and well-being among midlife women: testing role strain and role enhancement theories.

@article{Reid1999MultipleRA,
  title={Multiple roles and well-being among midlife women: testing role strain and role enhancement theories.},
  author={John T Reid and Mary Anne Hardy},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={S329-38}
}
OBJECTIVE Research on women's multiple roles frequently adopts one of two perspectives: role strain, which argues that assuming multiple roles is detrimental to mental well-being, or role enhancement, which argues that engaging in multiple roles enhances mental well-being. We argue that the relationship between role occupancy and well-being is manifested through multiple dimensions of role experiences. We investigate the association between depressive symptomatology and various dimensions of… CONTINUE READING

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