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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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The characteristics considered to be desirable for males and those considered to be desirable for females may not be similar in different societies and cultures, hence a sex role inventory developed in America can not be appropriate for an Indian population.
DOkmen, 1991; Ozkan & Lajunen, 2005), the two-dimensional structure of sex roles (i.
Shaffer (2003), "Gender-Role Congruence and Self-Referencing as Determinants of Advertising Effectiveness," Sex Roles 49(5/6): 265-275.
Two research questions guided the study: (a) Which types of family environments predict intimate relations and sex role expectations conflicts?
Hierarchical confirmatory factor analysis of the Bem Sex Role Inventory.
The 92-item Schein Descriptive Index was used to define sex role stereotypes and the characteristics of successful managers.
King, (1984), 'The Sex Role Egalitarianism Scale: A Measure of Attitudes Toward Equality Between the Sexes', Sex Roles, 10, (7-8), pp.
An examination of the cross-cultural female response to offensive sex role portrayals in advertising.
The results, published in the journal Sex Roles, identified sexual stereotypes are alive and well.