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ERIC Number: ED265482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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On Gender Roles and Perception of Maladjustment.
Page, Stewart
This document discusses and reviews the research on the issue of in females and males. A 1970 study by Broverman, Broverman, Clarkson, Rosenkrantz, and Vogel found that both male and female clinicians ascribed more positive characteristics to males and fewer desirable traits to females. Research disagreeing with this position and failing to replicate the study is cited. Other research showing that clinicians tended to reject female patients who exhibited masculine traits such as assertiveness is cited as support for Broverman. Two theories, the labeling theory, and the higher male social status theory which account for possible bias are discussed. Several studies relating disorders to male and female gender type expectations are reviewed. It is concluded that females are judged as maladjusted when exhibiting gender role incongruent behavior. The issue of an androgyny concept to counteract sex stereotyping is also reviewed. A reference list is included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada