Ethnicity and Gender Stereotypes of Emotion

Ethnicity and Gender Stereotypes of Emotion In three studies we investigated gender stereotypes of emotions among four ethnic groups in the U.S., using persons from these groups as informants about their own groups. European Americans’ reports of stereotypes were compared to those of African Americans (Study 1), Hispanic Americans (Study 2), and Asian Americans (Study 3). The examination of group differences was interpreted based on variations across ethnicities in norms concerning emotional expression and gender roles. Overall, gender stereotypes of emotion were evident among all ethnic groups studied, but European Americans’ gender stereotypes were the most gender differentiated. For example, European American stereotypes held that men express more pride than women do, but African Americans’ stereotypes of pride for men and women did not differ. Similarly, whereas among European Americans, women were stereotyped to express much more love than men do, the gender difference was smaller among Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans. These different norms may pose challenges for inter-cultural interactions, and they point to the importance of considering both gender and ethnicity simultaneously in the study of emotions. Sex Roles Springer Journals

Ethnicity and Gender Stereotypes of Emotion

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2006 by Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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