Journal article

Traditionalism vs egalitarianism: Is there an association between gender attitudes and mental health?

Tania King, Francisco Perales, Ankur Singh, Lyle Gurrin, Bradley Crammond

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study sought to assess the extent to which gender attitudes are associated with mental health among Australian men and women. METHODS: This study used a sample of 26,188 individuals drawn from five waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey. Gender attitudes were classified into three groups (traditional, moderate-egalitarian and egalitarian), and were constructed from six items. Mental health was measured using the Mental Health Inventory (MHI-5). We calculated the magnitude of associations between gender attitudes and mental health, stratified by gender, and adjusted for potential confounding. RESULTS: Compared to men with egalitarian attitudes, ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Project: Gender equality in Australia: impact on social, economic, and health outcomes (LP 180100035). TK is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship (DE200100607).