Prescription of Protective Paternalism for Men in Romantic and Work Contexts

  title={Prescription of Protective Paternalism for Men in Romantic and Work Contexts},
  author={Marie Sarlet and Muriel Dumont and Nathalie Delacollette and Beno{\^i}t Dardenne},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={444 - 457}
Behavioral prescription specifies how people ought to act. Five studies investigated prescription for men of protective paternalism, a particular form of benevolent sexism, depending on contextual and individual factors. In Studies 1 and 2, female participants prescribed for men more protective paternalistic behavior toward women in a romantic than in a work context. In Study 3, male participants prescribed the same level of protective paternalistic behavior as female participants did… 

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