The effects of interviewer gender in mental health interviews.

@article{Pollner1998TheEO,
  title={The effects of interviewer gender in mental health interviews.},
  author={Melvin Pollner},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1998},
  volume={186 6},
  pages={
          369-73
        }
}
Despite indications that gender can affect the disclosure of personal information, few studies examine the effects of interviewer gender in eliciting information pertaining to psychological functioning and mental health. Analysis of data collected at the Los Angeles site of the Epidemiological Catchment Area Study reveals that interviewer gender is significantly related to respondents' reports of psychiatric symptoms. Male and female respondents interviewed by women report more symptoms of… CONTINUE READING

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