عنوان مقاله [English]
Present study studies the scale and nature of gender discrimination and also the relationship between perceived gender discrimination and depression, anxiety and stress. A sample of 103 women was selected randomly; Schedule of Sexist Events (SSE) and DASS-21 scale were filled by respondents. The data was analyzed using Pearson correlation and linear regression. Correlation coefficients showed that there are significant positive correlations between the scores of perceived sexism as well as all sub-scales of SSE and depression, anxiety and stress. The results of regression analysis also indicated that sexism, particularly sexist events experienced in one's life, have an important role in predicting depression, anxiety and stress among women. The results of the present study concordant with other studies indicated that sexism is commonly experienced by women as an important women specific source of stress and anxiety. According to the negative effects of sexist events on women's mental health it is necessary to make women aware of the prevalence of such events in their personal lives, and also to provide widespread long-term instructions in order to reduce harmful stereotypes related to them. Additionally, in mental health field, it is suggested that measures should be taken for women to use assertive responses for confronting sexism in order to reduce such negative experiences.