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ERIC Number: EJ914831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
On the Content and Structure of the Gender Role Self-Concept: Including Gender-Stereotypical Behaviors in Addition to Traits
Athenstaedt, Ursula
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v27 n4 p309-318 Dec 2003
The present study introduces a conceptualization of gender role self-concept that implies not only the commonly measured socially desirable expressive and instrumental traits (F+ and M+) but also feminine and masculine behaviors (FBehav and MBehav), and socially undesirable gender traits (F- and M-). Three different models were tested using structural equation modeling. For both men and women, F+ and FBehav load together on one dimension whereas M+ and MBehav load on a second dimension. F- and M- are conceptualized as independent dimensions that are mainly related to the cross-gendered latent factor. With the exception of these similarities, the self-concepts of men and women differed in several important aspects that point to a different meaning of gender roles for the two sexes. (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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