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Androgynous Vs. Traditional Sex Roles in the Light of Biographical Variables [microform] / Juris I. Berzins and Robert E. Wetter
Bib ID 5401103
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Berzins, Juris I
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1979 
14 p. 
Summary

Recent theory and research concerning sex roles have viewed masculinity and femininity as separate and independent dimensions of desirable human functioning, denoting dominant-instrumental and nurturant-expressive domains of behavior, respectively. Androgynous self-definitions may also provide greater adaptive advantages for members of both sexes. Male (N=386) and female (N=723) undergraduates completed the Personality Research Form ANDRO Scale and were classified as either masculine, feminine, androgynous, or undifferentiated; subjects also completed a Biographical Information Survey. Data revealed that masculinity scores related positively to prior parental cognitive encouragement, involvement in physical pursuits, freedom from dysphoric moods, and, among women only, to pro-feminist attitudes. Femininity scores were related positively to perceived parental warmth, current sociability, and, among women only, negatively to pro-feminist attitudes. Results suggest that androgynous self-definitions are meaningfully embedded in biographical variables suggestive of social competence. (Author/NRB)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (25th, New Orleans, LA, March 28- 31, 1979).

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Androgyny.  |  Biographical Inventories.  |  Feminism.  |  Interpersonal Competence.  |  Parent Influence.  |  Prosocial Behavior.  |  Self Expression.  |  Sex Differences.  |  Sex Role.
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Wetter, Robert E., author
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