Kendra J. Saunders, Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University; Susan Kashubeck-West, Division of Counseling and Family Therapy, University of Missouri–St. Louis.
THE RELATIONS AMONG FEMINIST IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT, GENDER-ROLE ORIENTATION, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING IN WOMEN
Article first published online: 16 MAY 2006
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 199–211, June 2006
How to Cite
Saunders, K. J. and Kashubeck-West, S. (2006), THE RELATIONS AMONG FEMINIST IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT, GENDER-ROLE ORIENTATION, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING IN WOMEN. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30: 199–211. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2006.00282.x
Kendra J. Saunders is now at the Center for Counseling and Human Development, Millersville University.
This paper is based on a doctoral dissertation by Kendra J. Saunders, conducted under the supervision of Susan Kashubeck-West. An earlier version of the paper was presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, August 2002.
- Issue published online: 16 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 16 MAY 2006
- Initial submission: June 2, 2004 Initial acceptance: November 16, 2005 Final acceptance: February 2, 2006
This study examined relations between feminist identity development, gender-role orientation, and psychological well-being in 244 women of varying ages and backgrounds. As hypothesized, both feminist identity development and gender-role orientation contributed independently to the explanation of variance in psychological well-being. Instrumentality, expressiveness, and a more developed feminist identity were all related positively to psychological well-being. In addition, instrumentality and a more developed feminist identity were correlated positively. Implications of these findings as well as limitations and future directions are discussed.