The effects of sex-role attitudes and group composition on men and women in groups

  title={The effects of sex-role attitudes and group composition on men and women in groups},
  author={Valerie P. Hans and Nancy Eisenberg},
  journal={Sex Roles},
The dual impact of group gender composition and sex-role attitudes on self-perceptions and social behavior was explored. Androgynous and stereotyped men and women were placed in groups of skewed sex composition. Subjects' self-descriptions of masculine attributes shifted significantly in the group environment. In some instances, sex role-stereotyped subjects responded most stereotypically when their gender was in the minority in the group. Differences between men and women and between… Expand
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