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ERIC Number: EJ1020798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Should Educators and Parents Encourage Other-Gender Interactions? Gender Segregation and Sexism
Keener, Emily; Mehta, Clare; Strough, JoNell
Gender and Education, v25 n7 p818-833 2013
We investigated gender differences in the association between gender-segregated peer preferences and sexism in adolescents (15-17 years, 60 boys and 85 girls). To assess gender-segregated peer preferences, adolescents nominated peers for interaction in two contexts: "hanging out" at home and working on a school project. The Modern Sexism Scale [Swim, J. K., K. J. Aikin, W. S. Hall, and B. A. Hunter. 1995. "Sexism and Racism: Old-Fashioned and Modern Prejudices." "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology" 68 (2): 199-214] measured two dimensions of sexism: Antagonism towards Women's Demands (believing feminist issues are unimportant) and denial of continuing discrimination (believing gender discrimination no longer exists). For boys, Antagonism towards Women's Demands was associated with gender-segregated peer preferences in the school and home context. For girls, Denial of Continuing Discrimination was associated with gender-segregated peer preferences in the home context. Results are informative for educators and for other professionals interested in reducing inequality and sexism among adolescents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Grade 9; Grade 12; Grade 10
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; West Virginia
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