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Könsidentitetshot och tonåringars intresse för könsstereotypa yrken och fritidsaktiviteter

Wenger, Eva-Pia LU and Svärd, Petra LU (2011) PSYK01 20111
Department of Psychology
Abstract (Swedish)
Masculinity threat is associated with attempts to re-establish the status as a man, e.g. through gender stereotypical behavior (e.g. Bosson, Vandello, Burnaford & Weaver, 2009). Our study among teenagers explores the link between gender identity threat and interest in gender specific occupations and leisure activities. 297 students in secondary school (134 girls and 163 boys) took part in the experiment. After carrying out a task which either threatened or confirmed their status as masculine or feminine, they indicated their interest for occupations and leisure activities. The results failed to support the hypothesis that gender threatened students would show more interest in occupations that were stereotypical to their gender. However,... (More)
Masculinity threat is associated with attempts to re-establish the status as a man, e.g. through gender stereotypical behavior (e.g. Bosson, Vandello, Burnaford & Weaver, 2009). Our study among teenagers explores the link between gender identity threat and interest in gender specific occupations and leisure activities. 297 students in secondary school (134 girls and 163 boys) took part in the experiment. After carrying out a task which either threatened or confirmed their status as masculine or feminine, they indicated their interest for occupations and leisure activities. The results failed to support the hypothesis that gender threatened students would show more interest in occupations that were stereotypical to their gender. However, students who displayed a stronger identification with their gender also showed a greater interest in gender stereotypical pursuits. Making ratings in a questionnaire may have been perceived as an ineffective way of re-establishing gender identity, particularly when not expecting the responses to be displayed in public. (Less)
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author
Wenger, Eva-Pia LU and Svärd, Petra LU
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organization
course
PSYK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gender identity threat, gender stereotypes, career preferences, gender group identification
language
Swedish
id
1977295
date added to LUP
2011-06-16 13:52:51
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2011-06-16 13:52:51
@misc{1977295,
  abstract     = {Masculinity threat is associated with attempts to re-establish the status as a man, e.g. through gender stereotypical behavior (e.g. Bosson, Vandello, Burnaford & Weaver, 2009). Our study among teenagers explores the link between gender identity threat and interest in gender specific occupations and leisure activities. 297 students in secondary school (134 girls and 163 boys) took part in the experiment. After carrying out a task which either threatened or confirmed their status as masculine or feminine, they indicated their interest for occupations and leisure activities. The results failed to support the hypothesis that gender threatened students would show more interest in occupations that were stereotypical to their gender. However, students who displayed a stronger identification with their gender also showed a greater interest in gender stereotypical pursuits. Making ratings in a questionnaire may have been perceived as an ineffective way of re-establishing gender identity, particularly when not expecting the responses to be displayed in public.},
  author       = {Wenger, Eva-Pia and Svärd, Petra},
  keyword      = {Gender identity threat,gender stereotypes,career preferences,gender group identification},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Könsidentitetshot och tonåringars intresse för könsstereotypa yrken och fritidsaktiviteter},
  year         = {2011},
}