The influence of goals on people's perceptions of a competent woman

Ayala Pines

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Traditional and profeminist males and females were shown one of two videotapes of a competent woman who planned either to pursue her career or to stay home with her family. Results indicated that (1) the woman was perceived as more able when she planned to pursue her career; (2) females' perceptions were more positive in the Career condition and males in the Family condition; (3) females' perceptions to the stimulus person were consistent with their attitudes, while males' perceptions were not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalSex Roles
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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