Gender differences in personality: a meta-analysis.

  title={Gender differences in personality: a meta-analysis.},
  author={A Feingold},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={116 3},
  • A. Feingold
  • Published 1 November 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
Four meta-analyses were conducted to examine gender differences in personality in the literature (1958-1992) and in normative data for well-known personality inventories (1940-1992). Males were found to be more assertive and had slightly higher self-esteem than females. Females were higher than males in extraversion, anxiety, trust, and, especially, tender-mindedness (e.g., nurturance). There were no noteworthy sex differences in social anxiety, impulsiveness, activity, ideas (e.g… Expand
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