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Eliason, Michele J. – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1995
Explores ways by which a heterosexual identity develops and how it is perceived to affect daily life. Essays from 26 multiethnic undergraduates reveal 6 common themes: had never thought about sexual identity; society made me heterosexual; gender determines sexual identity; issues of choice versus innateness of sexuality; no alternative to…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Essays, Ethnic Groups, Females
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Katz, Phyllis A. – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1979
This article explores some of the major influences affecting the development of female sex-role identity and the psychological and social consequences of this deveopment during childhood and adolescence. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Environmental Influences, Females, Identification (Psychology)
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Harris, Ian; And Others – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1994
Investigated responses of 509 white/European American and African American men to dominant norms of masculinity within the United States and presents a model for male identity formation, including cultural influences, dominant cultural norms, and specific circumstances. Results suggest that at age 18, both groups report similar perspectives about…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences
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Reid, Pamela Trotman – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1984
Identifies four hypotheses that researchers investigating Black women and their relationships have adopted: "weakening,""double whammy,""Black matriarchy," and "Black racism." Discusses the implications of these hypotheses and suggests new approaches for future research. (CJM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Females, Feminism, Group Unity
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DeBold, Joseph F.; Luria, Zella – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1983
Discusses the reasoning and strategies of the biological approach to sex differences research. Refutes Rogers' and Walsh's (1982) perspective that, because biological and environmental factors are intertwined in the development of the nervous system, the biological contribution cannot be studied profitably. (CMG)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Environmental Influences, Homosexuality, Nature Nurture Controversy
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Newman, Leonard S.; And Others – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1995
Examines, via computer-use attitudes, the influence of gender stereotypes on the motivation of gender-constant children in mastering gender roles. Results from 206 children confirm that attitudes towards computer use would be less positive only for 5- to 9-year-old gender-constant girls who also had rich gender stereotypes and that these gender…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Attitudes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Street, Sue; And Others – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1995
Studies gender role perceptions of 3,300 college students, of whom 81% were Caucasian. Results show 2,990 students preferred an androgynous Ideal Woman. Women also preferred an androgynous Ideal Man, but men preferred a masculine sex-typed Ideal Man. Men's self-perceptions were androgynous; women's were sex-typed. Findings suggest little…
Descriptors: College Students, Gender Issues, Postsecondary Education, Psychological Characteristics
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Helgeson, Vicki S. – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1994
Presents two studies articulating the features of everyday conceptions of masculinity and femininity and determines the dimensions that underlie these constructs. Results show that conceptions of masculinity and femininity do exist, that they can be articulated, that lay conceptions of masculinity and femininity are multidimensional, and that…
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Females