Comparison of theoretical explanations for the derogation of gender role violators

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dc.contributor.advisor Kite, Mary E. en_US Lee, Sarah E. en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:52Z 2011-06-03T19:37:52Z 1997 en_US 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1997 .L44 en_US
dc.description.abstract The current study examined the degree of role violation necessary to produce social rejection and whether penalties for gender role violations are applied equally to male and female violators. Specifically, it was hypothesized that targets described by equal numbers of male- and female-associated characteristics would be most liked and viewed as better adjusted compared to either stereotype congruent gender role targets and stereotype incongruent gender role targets. Presumed status and presumed sexual orientation were considered as explanations for the penalties gender-role violators incur. This effect was expected to be stronger for male targets than for female targets. Although the current results were unable to clarify why role deviance leads to social rejection, results confirmed prior findings indicating that not all role violations are met with equal derogation and that mixed gender roles can be perceived as psychologically healthy. Ratings of likeability and adjustment were not affected by either mediational variable. Finally, results suggested that male role violation is not regarded more harshly than female role violation when the role violation is based on traits.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent iv, 46 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sex differences (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gender identity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stereotypes (Social psychology) en_US
dc.title Comparison of theoretical explanations for the derogation of gender role violators en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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