Sex-role attitudes, Gender stereotypes, Group gender composition and social behavior
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Gender and Sexuality | Social Psychology and Interaction
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 androgynous and stereotyped subjects in sex role-related preferences for group roles and discussion topics were also found.
Hans, Valerie P. and Eisenberg, Nancy, "The Effects of Sex-Role Attitudes and Group Composition on Men and Women in Groups" (1985). Cornell Law Faculty Publications. 331.
Published in: Sex Roles, vol. 12, no. 5/6 (March 1985).