The purpose of this study is to explore variables that lead to women’s perception of unfair treatment in medical settings. The research looked at how age, education, marital status, obesity, general health, disability and psychological distress are associated with perceived discrimination. This quantitative study used secondary data collected from an existing survey, the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). Chi-square statistical procedures were used to test research questions. The results showed that age, education, marital status and women who identified as being obese had statistically significant rates of perceived discrimination in medical settings. These findings are beneficial to social work practice because they allow for better understanding of barriers to medical treatment for mothers with young children.
|Commitee:||Kim, Mimi, Ranney, Molly J.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Behavioral Sciences, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Discrimination, Medical treatment, Mothers, Perceived discrimination, Unfair treatment, Women|
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