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Ovsyanik O.A. Gender characteristics of age change perception in women aged 40-60

Full text in Russian: Овсяник О.А. Гендерные особенности восприятия возрастных изменений женщинами 40–60 лет
Ulyanovsk State University, Ulyanovsk, Russia

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Personality features of women in period of critical age change were analyzed. The sample was 406 women aged 40-60 (128 women from Australia and 278 women from Russia) including 106 homosexuals (5,8% of Russian and 67,2% Australian). Based on Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) the subjects were divided into different gender groups. Method of structured interview was used. It is shown that during socio-psychological adaptation to physiological changes of the body specific changes in attitude to self and age occur. It is also shown that depending on gender affiliation women’s perception of their age differ.

Keywords: age change women aged 40-60, adaptation, gender, attitude, masculine masculinity, femininity, androgynity, adulthood periods, menopause

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 11-16-73001а/в.


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Received 1 August 2011. Date of publication: 29 April 2012.

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Ovsyanik Olga A. Ph.D., Associate professor, Faculty of Humanitarian Sciences and Social Technologies, Ulyanovsk State University, ul. L.Tolstogo, 42, 432700 Ulyanovsk, Russia.
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Ovsyanik O.A. Gender characteristics of age change perception in women aged 40-60. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, No. 2(22), p. 8. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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