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ERIC Number: ED043073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 10
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Sex-Roles and Self-Concepts: Real and Ideal.
Elman, Judith; And Others
Males' and females' conceptions of ideal men and women in relation to their perceptions of sex-role sterotypes and their self-concepts were investigated. The following hypotheses were supported by the results obtained: (1) ideal males and females are seen as more similar than typical males and females (p<.01); and (2) one's self-concept is closer to his corresponding sex-role sterotype than to the sex-role ideal; one's ideal self is more similar to the sex-role ideal than to the sex-role stereotype (p<.01). The findings showed that individuals are content with neither the sex-roles nor with the relative position of self with respect to the sex-roles as they are perceived to exist at present. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.; Radcliffe Inst., Cambridge, MA.; Clark Univ., Worcester, MA.