Reactions to environmental stressors: Gender differences in the slums of Dhaka and Islamabad

R. Barry Ruback, Hamida A. Begum, Nahem Tariq, Anila Kamal, Janak Pandey

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Abstract

Male and female residents of four slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and four slums in Islamabad, Pakistan, were interviewed about household and environmental Stressors and about their mental distress and physical health. Within each city, the slums differed in terms of household-level variables (e.g., number of people and number of rooms per house) and contextual variables (e.g., number of families sharing a water source). Although there were gender differences in both cities, there were more gender differences and the gender differences were stronger in Islamabad than in Dhaka, consistent with the Islamic influence in the two countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-119
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology

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