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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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Bem (1974) on the basis of her study using the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) classified individuals into categories, viz.
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Mazzella, Carmela, Kevin Durkin, Emma Cerini, and Paul Buralli (1992), "Sex Role Stereotyping in Australian Television Advertisements," Sex Roles 26(7/8): 243-259.
negative affect resulting from managing opposing cultural expectations and values) in the areas of sex role expectations and intimate relations (Inman, Ladany, Constantine, & Morano, 2001), with generational status (i.
Examining the validity of the Bem Sex Role Inventory for use with Filipino Americans using confirmatory factor analysis.
The purpose of the present research was to examine the relationship between sex role stereotyping and requisite management characteristics within a selected population of university public administration students.
Queer theorists generally acknowledge their debt to Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality (1978), which argued that sex roles are determined by social power rather than biology.
Qualls (1982) found that not only did sex roles effect the distribution of influence and the extent of interaction, but also accounted for differences in the reports of relative influence.
Sex roles in advertising: A comparison of television advertisements in Australia, Mexico, and the United States.