Men's and Women's Meta-Stereotypes and Out-Group Stereotypes in Relation to Sexism
Boyle, Suzanne. “Men's and Women's Meta-Stereotypes and Out-Group Stereotypes in Relation to Sexism”, Boston College, 2003. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/423.
Abstract The primary goal of this research was to examine men's and women's meta-stereotypes, the stereotypes that group members expect out-group members to hold about their own group, and out-group stereotypes, the stereotypes that group members hold about the opposite gender. It was predicted that the magnitude of these stereotypes would be greater among individuals with higher sexism scores than among individuals with lower sexism scores. Results of this study indicate the existence of meta-stereotypes and out-group stereotypes held by men and women, along with specifying the adjectives that comprise these views. At the same time, only weak correlations were found between levels of sexism and magnitudes of meta-stereotypes and out-group stereotypes.