A “Control” Model of Psychological Health: Relation to “Traditional” and “Liberated” Sex-Role Stereotypes (Investigation and Extension of a Construct)

Johanna Shapiro and Deane H. Shapiro, Jr.

In this article, a “control” model is applied to an analysis o f four sex-role stereotypes (traditional males and females; liberated males and females) in which optimal psychological health is assumed to be a balance of active-positive and passive-positive control skills. These stereotypes are then compared and contrasted with respondents” views of psychologically healthy males and females.

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