ERIC Number: ED120657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Stereotypes of Male and Female Speech.
Siegler, David M.; Siegler, Robert S.
Parallel designs were used to test the hypotheses that (1) strongly assertive forms would be attributed relatively more often to females, and (2) syntactic forms associated with males would be rated more intelligent and those associated with females less so. The results of the study were consistent with each of these predictions, suggesting that previously reported "changes in attitudes" toward women over the past decade may have been more a function of changes in the social desirability of expressing antifeminist prejudices than of changes in the attitudes themselves. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Bias, Language Patterns, Language Usage, Psychological Studies, Rating Scales, Research Projects, Sex Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Speech Habits
David M. Siegler, Pennsylvania State University, Psychology Department, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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