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ERIC Number: ED177390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Images of Men and Women: Comparing Feminists and Nonfeminists.
Rapin, Lynn S.; Cooper, Merri-Ann
Two hypotheses were tested to see if feminists would evaluate male-characteristic and female-characteristic traits differently than would nonfeminists and if they would rate fewer traits as descriptive of only one sex. Undergraduates rated a set of adjectives for appropriateness to men and women, appropriateness to blacks and whites, or for social desirability. Dempewolff's (1973) Feminism II Scale then dichotomized the sample into feminists and nonfeminists. The feminists were found to rate fewer traits as characteristic of only men or of only women, and more traits as characteristic of both than did nonfeminists. Both feminists and nonfeminists evaluated most traits as either neutral or slightly positive. Additionally, no sex differences were found. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)