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ERIC Number: ED160915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 28
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Relationships Between Psychological Androgyny, Social Conformity, and Perceived Locus of Control.
Brehony, Kathleen A.; Geller, E. Scott
The decisions and attitudes of sex-stereotyped and androgynous individuals (as defined by the Bem Sex Role Inventory) were compared in a social conformity paradigm and on two measures of locus of control. The conformity paradigm consisted of 160 trials in which subjects predicted one of two possible stimuli after hearing predictions of two other "subjects." On trials when the confederates predicted the same stimulus, stereotypic females conformed significantly more often than androgynous females and stereotypic males. In a post-experimental questionnaire, stereotypic females indicated that they had been the most influenced, whereas androgynous females reported the least amount of influence from others. Stereotypic subjects of both sexes admitted to holding significantly more traditional sex-role attitudes than androgynous subjects. Results from the Rotter I-E Scale indicated only that males scored significantly more internal than females. However, data from Coan's Personal Opinion Survey showed that androgynous females were reliably more internal than stereotypic females on six of the seven factors. Implications of these data are discussed with regards to traditional sex effects in the social conformity and locus of control literature. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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