Changes in women's assertiveness in response to status and roles: a cross-temporal meta-analysis, 1931-1993.

@article{Twenge2001ChangesIW,
  title={Changes in women's assertiveness in response to status and roles: a cross-temporal meta-analysis, 1931-1993.},
  author={Jean M. Twenge},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={133-45}
}
  • Jean M. Twenge
  • Published 2001 in Journal of personality and social psychology
Across two meta-analyses, American women's assertiveness rose and fell with their social status from 1931 to 1993. College women and high school girls' self-reports on assertiveness and dominance scales increased from 1931 to 1945, decreased from 1946 to 1967, and increased from 1968 to 1993, explaining about 14% of the variance in the trait. Women's scores have increased enough that many recent samples show no sex differences in assertiveness. Correlations with social indicators (e.g., women's… CONTINUE READING