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
Article

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

Abstract

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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© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1996

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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