Employment, sense of well-being, and use of professional services among women

A. P. Sheeler, E. S. Lee, H. D. Loe

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Utilizing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 1971-1975 (NHANES I), comparisons wer made of general well-being scores and utilization of professional services between employed and non-employed women. Employed women tend to have a higher sense of well-being and utilize fewer professional services to cope with personal and mental health problems than their non-employed counterparts. This tendency is more pronounced among non-married and less-educated women, with an indication of a counter-tendency among college-educated non-White women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)908-911
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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