Sex roles and interpersonal behavior in task-oriented groups.

  title={Sex roles and interpersonal behavior in task-oriented groups.},
  author={B. F. Meeker and P. A. Weitzel-O'Neill},
  journal={American sociological review},
  volume={42 1},
  • B. F. Meeker, P. A. Weitzel-O'Neill
  • Published 1977
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American sociological review
  • In the past, sociologists have proposed that men and women approach situations in which they have to work with other people differently; that men are "task" or "instrumental" specialists, while women are "social" or "expressive" specialists. Subsequent advances in research on the social psychology of small groups, on families, and on personality has largely removed the theoretical and empirical supports for this proposition. On the other hand, researchers continue to observe sex differences in… CONTINUE READING
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