Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study explored the occurrences of gender biases and sex-role stereotypes in animated children's movies. The contents of thirteen movies were analyzed in this study, including both adventure and romance-based selections. Six of the movies featured female central characters and seven featured male central characters. The results of the study indicate that gender biases are present in the number of males and females portrayed (p < .01) as well as in the number of rescue behaviors exhibited by the characters (p < .01). Stereotypical differences in masculine and feminine personality characteristics were shown to be present, but not to a significant extent (p > .05).
BF1 .M63 v. 1 no. 2 1993
Wheatcraft, Tracey K.
"The presence of gender biases and sex-role stereotypres in animated children's movies,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 1:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol1/iss2/8