Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Because research has identified that sex role orientation is flexible in response to environmental factors such as the peer group, the current study attempted to investigate whether sex-role orientation varies as a function of the peer group, operationalized by the type of institution (single-sex vs. co-educational) one attends. Using the Bern Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) as a measure of sexrole endorsement, researchers sampled male participants attending a small, single-sex, Mid-western liberal arts institution and male participants from a small, co-educational, Mid-western liberal arts institution. Sex-role orientations were differently distributed at the two institutions. Specifically, more masculine individuals were observed at the single-sex institution and more feminine individuals were observed at the co-educational institution. Implications and suggestions for future research will be discussed.
BF1 .M63 v. 17 no. 2 2012
King, Daniel L. and Bost, Preston R.
"Associations between the peer group and sex-role orientations among college-age men,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 17
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol17/iss2/12