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ERIC Number: EJ1007785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
How Epistemological Beliefs Relate to Values and Gender Orientation
Kessels, Ursula
Learning and Individual Differences, v23 p256-261 Feb 2013
In response to the current literature on possible systematic differences in the epistemological beliefs of men and women and between members of different cultures, this paper examines the way psychological constructs associated with gender (i.e. gender orientation) and culture (i.e. values) are related to individual's epistemological beliefs. Specifically, the present study explores the way values (conformity/power) and gender orientation (masculinity/femininity) are related to epistemological beliefs in a sample of N = 163 German university students, using written questionnaires. Data were analyzed separately for male and female students, showing different patterns. The more male students agreed to power values, the less they advocated evaluativist reasoning. The more female students agreed with conformity values and the more they described themselves with feminine traits, the less they advocated evaluativist reasoning. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany