Leadership roles and the gender stereotype traits

@article{Gerber1988LeadershipRA,
  title={Leadership roles and the gender stereotype traits},
  author={Gwendolyn L. Gerber},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={1988},
  volume={18},
  pages={649-668}
}
Men generally occupy the role of leader and women the role of follower in marital relationships. This research tested the hypothesis that these implicit leader-follower roles determine the way in which the gender stereotype traits are typically assigned to women and men. In one condition, the man was described as the leader in the marriage, and in another condition, the traditional power relationship was reversed and the woman was described as the leader. Regardless of sex, the leader was… Expand
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