Author

Tamra J. Hall

Date of Award

1981

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The present study investigated the effects of an individual's sex-role orientation on the perception of work situations. It was hypothesized that sex-typed individuals would rate the feelings of an actor performing a sex-atypical task as experiencing more feelings of uncomfortableness than an actor performing a sex-typical task. Androgynous individuals, on the other hand, were not predicted to display any descrepancies between their ratings of sex-typical and sex-atypical behavior. Results did not yeild support for this hypothesis. Perhaps the most significant finding was the abberant rating pattern of feminine females who conisitenly rated female actors in sex-typical settings in a negative manner, ie; more nervous, more peculiar, less feminine, and less attractive than females in sex-atypical settings.

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