Research in Higher Education

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 615–632

Gender role preferences and perceptions of university students, faculty, and administrators

  • Sue Street
  • Ellen Kimmel
  • Jeffrey D. Kromrey

DOI: 10.1007/BF01724941

Cite this article as:
Street, S., Kimmel, E. & Kromrey, J.D. Res High Educ (1996) 37: 615. doi:10.1007/BF01724941


Gender role preferences for Ideal Woman and Ideal Man and perceptions of Most Women, Most Men, and Self were surveyed among women and men students, faculty, and administrators at a large state university. All groups preferred an androgynous Ideal Woman, but preferences for the Ideal Man were largely masculine sex-typed. All groups described sex-typed perceptions of Most Women and Most Men. Women's groups largely defined themselves as androgynous, while most men's groups saw themselves as masculine sex-typed. A general trend toward expression of higher levels of masculine gender was noted in university professionals when compared to student groups.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sue Street
    • 1
  • Ellen Kimmel
  • Jeffrey D. Kromrey
  1. 1.Department of Psychological and Social Foundations, College of EducationUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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