Analyzing Gender Differences in Life Satisfaction, Job Satisfaction, and Depressive Symptoms

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Abstract Summary

Secondary data analyses were conducted using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to determine if there were gender differences in job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and depressive symptoms. The sample was comprised of 4,482 men and women, ages 18-26. The majority of the participants consisted of White (69.4%) individuals and the majority identified with the Baptist denomination (42.7%). Data were collected via in-home interview questionnaires. A multivariate analysis of variance was conducted to determine whether there are gender differences in job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and depressive symptoms. Results indicated significant gender differences in depressive symptoms, specifically, but not job satisfaction or life satisfaction. Consistent with previous research, females reported more depressive symptoms than males. Implications of results will be discussed.

Abstract ID :
2019-501
Submission Type
Poster
Abstract Topic
Psychology
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Not Reviewed

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