Women attorneys: Stress, job satisfaction, and their use of chemicals
Winchester-Vega, Michele Renee
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Women continue to enter traditionally held male occupations. This study examines what the predictor variables are in the level of stress, coping, job satisfaction, social support and chemical abuse among male and female attorneys practicing law in New York State. Male attorneys were included in this study to examine gender differences.;The research methodology used was an explanation multi-variate analysis based on an anonymous survey questionnaire completed by 205 attorneys. Results of this study demonstrate that there are significant gender differences in the areas of alcohol consumption, primary child care responsibility and income. Social support for both genders was the most significant factor associated with level of stress.