Women in Positions of Authority

A Case Study of Changing Sex Roles
  • Sharon S. Mayes


This paper aims to contribute to the study of women in positions of authority. By examining the dynamics of patriarchal relations, sex roles, and sex-role behavior among the staff of an American university in a stressed situation, it attempts to go beyond traditional sociological explanations of the way men and women behave in small groups.


Role Conflict Mental Health Worker Woman Participant Female Leader Male Leader 
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