Personality Differences by Gender

Gendered forms of nurturing to a large extent shape children's personality. Boys are raised to be dominant, assertive, and goal oriented, while girls are taught to be passive, obedient, and adaptable. Accordingly, men are inclined to be independent, whereas women tend to be dependent. The sparse research available indicates that women across all marital statuses score higher than their male counterparts on measures of depressive symptoms (H. M. J. Kung & Farrell, 1992). Among the reasons offered for this phenomenon are the burden of multiple roles and social expectations (Y. H. Hu, 1990), unbearable marriages/households (Wolf, 1975), and social isolation (Selya, 1985).

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