Women and multiple roles: myths and reality.

@article{Barnett2004WomenAM,
  title={Women and multiple roles: myths and reality.},
  author={Rosalind C. Barnett},
  journal={Harvard review of psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          158-64
        }
}
Strong beliefs persist about the negative effects of maternal employment on women, their marriages, and their children, in spite of considerable systematic research indicating that, on average, employment has positive effects. The underlying assumption is that the roles of wife and mother are "natural" roles and are therefore performed without undue stress. In contrast, the role of employee is seen as "unnatural" and therefore highly demanding. These beliefs affect clinical practice, fostering… CONTINUE READING
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