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ERIC Number: EJ1163101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1321-103X
Stereotype Threat, Gender-Role Conformity, and New Zealand Adolescent Males in Choirs
Watson, Penelope; Rubie-Davies, Christine Margaret; Hattie, John Allan
Research Studies in Music Education, v39 n2 p226-246 Dec 2017
Choirs have been stereotypically gendered feminine in many national contexts. When gender-role conformity has been expected in such settings, male choral participation and performance has often been rendered gender incongruent and consequently threatening. Gender stereotype threat was explored as a factor which might instigate a potentially negative experience for adolescent males in New Zealand school choirs. The findings of the present study (a quasi-experiment conducted in a real-world setting across several cultural contexts) revealed that the performance of adolescent males in choirs was negatively affected by gender stereotype threat. Moreover, such threat was triggered by culturally-specific concerns about perceived peer expectations of gender-role conformity. The study also provided impetus to further explore the idea that stereotype threat could spill over from one domain to another. The findings add to the body of stereotype threat literature, and underline the important relationship between adolescent beliefs about gender-role conformity and music education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A