gender role

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Noun1.gender role - the overt expression of attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness; "your gender role is the public expression of your gender identity"
role - normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"
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The endorsement of a masculine gender role has been shown to be significantly and positively associated with direct aggressive behavior in men (Bushman et al.
The four conceptual foundations provide a rationale for doing gender role programming for middle-school boys.
And if it's true that those males who do not fit society's ongoing definition of a man are more likely not to conform to heterosexuality and those females who don't fit the strict feminine gender role are more likely to also identify as uninterested in coupling with men, we still have a way to go to get to the point where both sexual orientation and the often accompanying gender non-conformity are insignificant matters for society at large.
We don't know this for sure yet, but expectant mothers' choice on whether to find out their baby's sex may show gender role attitudes that will shape how they raise their children.
This study examined the relationship between gender role conflict and propensity for suicidality in adolescent and emerging adult males using a resilience perspective.
The types of insults included both those directed at sexuality and sexual orientation ("sexualized homosexual insults") and those related more to gender role behaviour and masculinity ("nonsexual homosexual insults").
Our focus is on the workers' attitudes (specifically their gender role attitudes) and how they influence their practice decisions in physical therapy.
The impact of gender role stereotyping in children's literature has been examined in numerous studies over the past decades.
Using these methodologies, Hicks proposes that gender role theory does not describe a child development 'need' but rather constructs a particular account that is limited and conservative.
It also reports the results of another recent literature review of the effects on girls and boys of gender role portrayals on television, impacts of media on body satisfaction and eating disorders, and whether media representations of sexuality shape youth attitudes and behaviors.
The relationship of homophobia and gender role conflict to male rape myth acceptance was investigated using a sample of 210 adult men from a Midwestern community.