ERIC Number: ED205862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Sex-Role Self-Concept and Attributional Style.
Whitley, Bernard E., Jr.; Sweeney, Paul D.
Research has revealed linkages among sex, sex-role self-concept, self-esteem, and attributional style, suggesting that sex-role self-concept may mediate the relationship between biological sex and attributional style. Female undergraduates (N=140) completed several questionnaires, including the Bem Sex Role Inventory to determine sex-role self-concept, the Semmel Attributional Style Scale to measure attributional style, and the Janis-Field Feelings of Inadequacy Scale to measure self-esteem. Data analysis indicated that the masculinity component of sex-role self-concept was closely related to a positive attributional style. Femininity, although not strongly related to attributional style, was correlated slightly with stability attributions for negative outcomes. Results did not support previous research findings linking an androgynous self-concept with a positive attributional style. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Masculinity Femininity Variable
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (53rd, Detroit, MI, April 30-May 2, 1981).