Gender News

Nurses Driven By Desire to Help Others More Apt to Burn Out

August 20th, 2014
Nurses who are primarily motivated by a desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, according to a new study. According to researchers at ...

In Quest for Work-Life Balance, Men Tend to Win Out

August 19th, 2014
A new study shows that when asking for flexible work arrangements, especially for childcare-related reasons, men are more likely to have an advantage. Researcher Dr. Christin Munsch, an assistant professor of sociology at Furman University, analyzed the reactions both men and women received ...

Risky Situations Fuel Women’s Anxiety, Hurt Work Performance

August 17th, 2014
Risky situations increase anxiety for women, but not for men, according to a new study. This anxiety leads to women performing worse under risky circumstances, according to the study, which was presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. "On the ...

Mass Job Loss Tied to More Teen Suicide Attempts

August 16th, 2014
When one percent of a state’s working population loses a job, suicide-related behaviors increase by two to three percentage points among girls and black teens in the following year, according to a new study by Duke University. Among girls, thoughts of suicide and ...

Workgroup Competition Tends to Fire Men Up But Stifle Creativity of Women

August 13th, 2014
New research suggests that when it comes to workforce motivation, women and men are different. As companies seek to optimize performance among a growing workforce of women, experts in organizational behavior are learning that certain motivational strategies have different effects depending on gender ...

Engineering Work Climate Remains Hostile to Women

August 11th, 2014
Despite a 21st century professional environment that touts equal opportunity, research presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention suggests that nearly 40 percent of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field. Common reasons for getting out ...

Fitness Helps Middle-School Girls Avoid Depression

August 8th, 2014
A new study suggests that physically fit sixth-graders -- especially girls -- are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade. The research was presented at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention. Investigators discovered that sixth-grade girls who performed better on ...

Some Take Pride in Anorexic Weight Loss

August 5th, 2014
A new study finds that misguided pride may play a significant role in anorexic behaviors. Researchers discovered positive emotions -- despite their fallacy -- may play an exacerbating role in fueling eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. Tragically, anorexia nervosa has a death rate ...

Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit from Expressive Writing

August 4th, 2014
A new study of Asian-Americans has determined that writing down fears and emotions associated with a breast cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes. Emotional writing however, is different from journaling. "The key to developing an expressive writing intervention is the writing ...

Mouse Study Finds Prenatal Stress Increases Asthma Risk in Child

August 4th, 2014
Expectant mothers are advised to do everything possible to keep their stress low during pregnancy. The recommendation is sound as research has shown that maternal stress is linked to a number of negative outcomes for women and their infants -- including developmental and ...