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sex role

specifically, the pattern of behavior and thought related to sex organs and procreation; but more generally, behavior and thought that are stereotypically classified as belonging to either one sex or the other. See: gender role.

sex role

the expectations held by society regarding what behavior is appropriate or inappropriate for each sex.
A traditional or stereotypical pattern of behaviour thought to be related to the sex organs and procreation, which is regarded as typical of, or especially suited to, either one sex or the other

sex role

Sexology A traditional or stereotypical pattern of behavior and thought related to the sex organs and procreation, which is regarded as typical of, or especially suited to, either one sex or the other. See Gender-identity/role.

sex role

(seks rōl)
The degree to which an individual acts out a stereotypical masculine or feminine role in everyday behavior.
Compare: gender role
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In support of this hypothesis, a significant negative correlation was found between sex role egalitarianism and hypermasculinity (r = -.
Such concepts have also influenced some thoughts among social scientists for example sex role theorists have a biological influence in defining gender (Kimmel 2004).
Qualls (1982) found that not only did sex roles effect the distribution of influence and the extent of interaction, but also accounted for differences in the reports of relative influence.
In my first classrooms, as a teaching assistant and part-time faculty, I used examples of sex roles to illustrate sociological concepts.
Self-esteem, intelligence and academic achievement of Indian college students in relation to their sex roles.
He points out that the Greatest Generation came home from World War II to an America that was racially segregated, restricted by sex roles, bigoted against gays and environmentally ignorant, and that it wasn't until the flowering of the Boomers in the sixties that progress in these areas became a reality.
Of particular interest in view of the stress-buffering hypothesis of social support is the conceptualization of gender role conflict, which has been defined as a psychological state in which sex roles have negative consequences or impacts on the person or on others (O'Neil, 1981).
The above set of findings for the third model suggests that in the present study fathers may have a greater influence than mothers in attitudinal domains related to sex roles and sex-role stereotyping, and that mothers may have a greater influence in domains concerned with health.
Filene, Him/Her/Self: Sex roles in Modern America (Baltimore, 1974), p.
There are also few places where sex roles are clearly defined - men lead, women twirl.