Title

Sexism and Gender Stereotyping: Development of the Self in Adolescence Gender

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

12-20-2019

Publication Title

The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development

Publisher

Wiley

Abstract

This entry provides an overview of sexism and gender stereotyping in two critical domains of adolescent development: academics and romantic relationships. In the section focusing on academics, the coverage mainly centers on inequities that adolescent girls experience in math-related fields of study; however, there is also discussion of the academic challenges that boys from marginalized groups encounter. The section focusing on romantic relationships details the ways in which hostile sexism and benevolent sexism shape heterosexual dating norms, expectations, and practices. The entry concludes with a discussion of implications and future directions, which emphasizes the importance of interventions that are sensitive to adolescents' membership in multiple social categories.

Keywords

Sexism; Gender stereotyping; Adolescent development; Academics; Romantic relationships

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

Language

English

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