Superwoman Squeeze

Superwoman squeeze refers to the pressure that many Western women feel in fulfilling their multiple roles and performing at a high level across personal, familial, and vocational responsibilities. Superwoman squeeze, which is sometimes called the superwoman complex or superwoman syndrome, is an increasingly prevalent phenomenon, and it can be associated with negative psychological correlates such as guilt and a sense of inferiority and inadequacy, as well as physical manifestations of stress. However, women’s engagement in multiple roles may not lead to superwoman squeeze or detrimental health outcomes. Women in multiple roles can experience positive wellness outcomes useful in avoiding superwoman squeeze, including increased opportunities for emotional support through interaction with different people and added financial resources. An intentional examination of the superwoman squeeze phenomenon in ...

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