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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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Keywords: secure attachment style, emotional coping, instrumental coping, sex, gender role orientation, culture
Theoretical explanations of gender role attitudes have their roots in either interest- or exposure-based approaches (Bolzendahl & Myers, 2004).
A cross-sectional study was used to assess the relation between attitudes towards gender roles and domestic violence of nursing and paramedic students receiving education at state medical vocational high schools.
Determining teachers' gender role attitudes is important in terms of reproduction of sexism in the educational period (Zaman, 2007).
However, formation of gender role attitude on the basis of sex and the ideology of gender differences with the foundation of egalitarian and traditional role of the male and female are not analysed yet.
The development of a Gender Role Inventory (Social Role Scale) for Indian Adolescents was hence considered to be essential.
Hypothesis 1: Parents who hold more traditional gender role attitudes are less likely to have aspiration of higher education for their children.
Whereas the concept of gender-role attitudes is relatively wide and contains gender roles in the public sphere (e.g., the belief that women are generally penalized), we focus on whether respondents approve of maternal employment because this attitude affects most how work and care choices are made upon the arrival of a child.
The participant was told that he would be exchanging BSRI forms with his opponent so that they could "get to know each other better prior to the competition." This allowed us to provide the participant with information about the gender and gender role of his (bogus) competitor.