ERIC Number: ED302783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug-14
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Effect of Attitude of Partner on Sex Role Attitudes.
Snodgrass, Sara E.; Muneses, Tricia
This study examined whether the expressed attitudes of a male or female companion might influence a woman to report sex-role attitudes more conforming to her companion's attitudes. Forty female college students were paired with a male or female confederate who expressed either sexist attitudes or feminist attitudes. The pairs read and discussed a case study in which a husband was considering compromising his own career to follow his wife's career. The results showed that subjects were more likely to report more conservative sex-role attitudes when paired with a man than when paired with a woman, and were more likely to side with the husband in the case study when paired with a sexist partner. Preliminary results of a follow-up study which included male subjects showed that women reported more feminist attitudes with more feminist partners while men reported more conservative attitudes when paired with more feminist partners. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (96th, Atlanta, GA, August 12-16, 1988).