‘Rules’ for boys, ‘guidelines’ for girls: gender differences in symptom reporting during childhood and adolescence (MacLean, Sweeting & Hunt, 2010)

This study explored gender patterning of reported ill-health during childhood and adolescence. ‘A better understanding of the emergence of higher symptom reporting by females during adolescence may help explain gender differences in adult health’ (MacLean, Sweeting & Hunt, 2010, p. 598). ‘Dominant stereotypes of femininity would suggest that it is…
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