Socialized to Ruminate? Gender Role Mediates the Sex Difference in Rumination for Interpersonal Events

@article{Simonson2011SocializedTR,
  title={Socialized to Ruminate? Gender Role Mediates the Sex Difference in Rumination for Interpersonal Events},
  author={Jordan Simonson and A. Mezulis and K. Davis},
  journal={Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={30},
  pages={937-959}
}
The marked sex difference in depression has been explained in part by the sex difference in rumination. However, we know little about why females are more likely than males to ruminate. One explanation is that greater feminine gender role identification may be associated with a greater tendency to ruminate. In Part 1 of this study, we examined gender role as a mediator of the sex difference in trait rumination for domain-specific stressors among 136 older adolescents (ages 14 to 20; 40% male… Expand
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