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ERIC Number: ED103758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Changing Self Images and Sex-Role Stereotypes in College Women.
Frieze, Irene Hanson
A study was conducted to investigate stereotypes in college students and the relationship between traditional sex-role values and self-concepts. Students in Women's Studies and non-Woman's Studies classes were utilized as subjects to allow for a sample of potentially less traditional women. Questionnaires consisting of seven incomplete sentences were administered. Responses were coded according to affect implicit in the response, mention of the sex of the person in the response, and the category of responses. Results indicated little evidence for overt stereotyping, however, men are still preferred more than women as favorite people. More value is currently being placed on traditionally feminine emotional traits, resulting in a more positive view of women by both sexes than in previous studies. Results were compared with earlier studies, and differences resulting from varying methodologies and societal change in values discussed. It was suggested that less future stereotypic thinking will be evident as people raise their self-esteem. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)