It is mentioned that women take a leading role as an advisor to the health of their partners.
A research conducted by sociologist Drs. Corinne Reczek and Debra Umberson involved 20 couples in the U.S..
Both sociologists theorize that the socialization of women’s role as a housekeeper at an early age has significant health benefits for her husband.
The study, called ‘Health work’ shows how a person’s concern for improving the health of others. In the study, couples were interviewed in depth had been married for at least 8 years or more.
Researchers found that couples who make some effort for ‘health work’ because it is based on two reasons: the spouse has a bad habit or one spouse is considered a ‘health expert’.
In the study, nearly half the respondents also blamed their partner’s unhealthy habits as a driver of intervention efforts undertaken by woman or the wife.
For couples who are identified as a ‘health expert’, researchers say that nearly all respondents said women were identified exclusively as an expert.
This seemed unusual because many cultures have understood the role of women in the household as the family caretaker and a ‘health expert’ who became such a complete package of women.
“These findings suggest that gender relational context of a form of partnership to form a dynamic and an explanation of the behavior of ‘health work’,” concluded the researchers, according to psychcentralTagged with: