Social cognitive theory of gender development and differentiation.

  title={Social cognitive theory of gender development and differentiation.},
  author={K. Bussey and A. Bandura},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={106 4},
  • K. Bussey, A. Bandura
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological review
  • Human differentiation on the basis of gender is a fundamental phenomenon that affects virtually every aspect of people's daily lives. This article presents the social cognitive theory of gender role development and functioning. It specifies how gender conceptions are constructed from the complex mix of experiences and how they operate in concert with motivational and self-regulatory mechanisms to guide gender-linked conduct throughout the life course. The theory integrates psychological and… CONTINUE READING
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