Sex Roles

, Volume 32, Issue 9–10, pp 565–582 | Cite as

Images of occupations: Components of gender and status in occupational stereotypes

  • Peter Glick
  • Korin Wilk
  • Michele Perreault


A multidimensional approach to occupational gender type was explored. In Study 1, participants' spontaneous images of various jobs were elicited. The attributes generated were used to develop a job images questionnaire employed in Study 2 on which participants rated a random sample of 100 occupational titles. Occupational images were primarily structured on two orthogonal dimensions: prestige and gender type. The multidimensional approach to occupational gender-type was supported in that important gender-related occupational attributes (masculine personality trait requirements and analytical skills) did not load on the gender-type factor, but did load highly on the prestige factor. Thus, even though the prestige and gender-type factors were orthogonal, specific gender-related attributes were related to perceived occupational prestige.


Social Psychology Personality Trait Orthogonal Dimension Multidimensional Approach Analytical Skill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Glick
    • 1
  • Korin Wilk
    • 1
  • Michele Perreault
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence UniversityUSA

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