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gender role

the social expectations arising from conceptions surrounding GENDER and the behavioural expression of these, including forms of speech, mannerisms, demeanour, dress and gesture (see also GENDER IDENTITY). Masculine and feminine ideas are often deemed to be mutually exclusive, and in some societies the role behaviours may be polarized, e.g. the equation of passivity with the feminine role, and activity with the masculine role. Prescriptions concerning gender role behaviour are particularly apparent in the sexual division of labour in male and female work situations (see also DUAL LABOUR MARKET).
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Such transition is customary recognized as modification of gender role from traditional to egalitarianism structure; in such transition women are more adaptive than men.
The larger body of research that explores religion and gender roles also fails to capture the relationship between religious beliefs about gender and beliefs about gender roles.
Gender role are the collection of behaviours and responsibilities that a given society holds as appropriate to members of a specific sex: that is sex roles are socially shared expectations (Eagly, 1987).
In this study, we consider parental attitudes based on the following three views: (i) parental gender role attitude, (ii) parental attitude on girls' capability, and (iii) parental gender biased investment attitude.
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Based on these results, two indices of gender role attitudes were computed: A measure of attitudes toward "public" gender roles was measured by taking the mean of the "university gender" and "men better leaders" items (gamma = .
A new compilation of studies published by the Population Council--Sexuality, Gender Roles, and Domestic Violence in South Asia--adds vital new evidence to the growing body of literature on these issues.
The current study, however, explicitly manipulated the gender roles of an aggressor.
Hypothesis 1: Level of family support of male flight attendants will differ among the four types of gender role so that androgynous will have the strongest positive correlation with family support, followed by feminine, masculine, then undifferentiated gender roles.
GRC is defined as a psychological state in which socialized gender roles have negative consequences for the person or others.
Gender roles are socially constructed, and often politicized and manipulated.