Faculty Publications

Title

Sex-role attitudes and situations: Female behavioral predictors in a learning task

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied

Volume

115

Issue

1

First Page

33

Last Page

37

Abstract

Female American college students (n = 29) who differed in terms of their sex-role attitudes were asked to learn nonsense syllables paired with photographs depicting a male and a female engaged in activities differing in their sex-role appropriateness. Sex-role neutral slides were learned the fastest followed by the sex-role inappropriate slides. Appropriateness of portrayed activity was found to interact with sex of cue figure. Syllables matched to photographs of a male engaged in sex-role inappropriate activities were learned faster than those matched to pictures of a male engaged in sex-role appropriate activities. No such difference was observed for the female cue figure. © 1983 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1983

DOI of published version

10.1080/00223980.1983.9923595

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