Title

The Effects of Gender Role Stereotypes on Political Attitudes

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Public attitudes toward women may be understood in terms of two dimensions: inferiority and indifference. Some people (both men and women) believe that women are inferior to men, whereas others believe that the sexes are merely different. Factor analysis of the NORC General Social Survey shows that the inferiority stereotype explains political attitudes better than the difference stereotype.

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Political Science | Women's Studies