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adolescent psychology final presentation

final presentation of the term!

Lizzle Davis

on 29 April 2010

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College Student Gender Role Classifications
Questioned: 40 Students
Upperclassmen: 9/40
Underclassmen: 31/40
Women: 20
Teacher Education: 15/40
Non-Teaching Ed: 25/40

Our Mission... To conduct an experiment that
would analyze the
gender-role classifications
of college-age students Gender Role: a set of expectations that perscribes how
females and males should think, act, and feel

Stereotypical/ Traditional Types of Gender Classification:

Masculinity: having a high degree of masculne traits:
defensive, assertive, dominant, forceful, open beliefs,
willing to take risks

Femininity: having a high degree of feminine traits:
passive, no harsh language, affectionate, loves children,
gentile, understand

Androgyny: having a high degree of both masculine and
feminine characteristics
Background Information Studies found that androgyny is linked to:
lower levels of stress
social flexibility
better mental/physical health

Academics: Masculine and Androgyny are more desirable

Traditional Gender Roles are still prodominant within
general world culture Hypothesis We predict:
Upperclassmen-mostly androgynous
Underclassmen-mostly masculine
Teacher Ed.-more feminine than non-teacher Ed.

Subjects Materials and Procedures

Each examiner had five males and five females
complete the Bem's Sex Role Inventory (BSRI)

Their scores were then calculated to
determine gender classification Results The BSRI related traits to numerical values:

Feminine traits were averaged along with the Male

The male score was subtracted from the female score
to determine gender range

Conclusions Athough we hypothesized that the upperclassmen
would test androgynous,there was no significant
divergence from traditional gender roles
We were correct with our assumption that
underclassmen would test more masculine
Though we hypothesized that those in teacher ed.
would be more feminine, they tested to be masculine
Limitations The amount of students that were tested:
The sample size was not large enough to
respresent a population
The integrity of the answers

The Study's Limitations The test only accounted for word associations based on stereotypes
As the years pass the line between masculinity and femininity is begining to blurr
There may be bias to represent one's gender
The scoring system creates generalizations of gender role classifications.
Further Research Research clothing styles in
relation to gender role classification
Research a longitudinal study based on
age and gender role classification
Research occupation in relation to gender
role classification
What do You Think? Now it's your turn Terms Thank you and The End! The Gender Matrix 1.0: 0.5 Feminine
0.5: (-0.5) Androgynous
-.5: (-1) Masculine
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