Research has demonstrated that discrimination accounts for a statistically significant portion of the variance in women’s reported physical and mental symptoms above and beyond that accounted for by generic stressors. Furthermore, the literature suggests that discrimination in the elderly has lead to inadequate medical care as well as psychological and physical problems. Relatively little is known, however, about the degree to which older women perceive or experience sexism. This study investigated whether or not elderly women experience sexism and the impact it may have on their mental and physical health.
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Gender Identity; Health Behavior; Health Services Needs and Demand -- psychology; Elderly; Quality of Health Care; Patient Participation; Discrimination (Psychology)
Subject - Local
Women's Health -- United States; Prejudice -- United States
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McSwan, Kelli Lynn, "The Impact of Sexism on Older Women's Mental and Physical Health" (2000). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 709.
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