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Type Journal Article - American Psychologist
Title The psychological well-being of women of Menoufiya, Egypt: Relationships with family planning.
Volume 58
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2003
Page numbers 218
URL http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=14778679
Researchers surveyed the psychological well-being of 795 women of reproductive age from Menoufiya, Egypt. Five years earlier, these women had provided data relevant to their family planning behavior. This analysis links these data sets to investigate the impact of family planning on women's sense of well-being, within the context of beliefs about appropriate gender-related behaviors. Well-being measures are derived for trait and state dimensions. Use of family planning and number of children born within the preceding 5 years predicted state ratings of happiness, and number of children predicted anxious pride. Neither are related to any of the trait ratings. Further, 3 different gender-role attitudes are vital to the explanation of how women define and feel good about themselves. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

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