Separating Implicit Gender Stereotypes regarding Math and Language: Implicit Ability Stereotypes are Self-serving for Boys and Men, but not for Girls and Women

Separating Implicit Gender Stereotypes regarding Math and Language: Implicit Ability Stereotypes... We investigated implicit gender stereotypes related to math and language separately, using Go/No-go Association Tasks. Samples were grade 9 adolescents (N = 187) and university students (N = 189) in Germany. Research questions concerned the existence of and gender differences in implicit stereotypes. While typical explicit-stereotyping findings were replicated, implicit math-male stereotypes were found in male, but not in female participants. Females revealed strong language-female stereotypes, whereas males showed language-male counterstereotypes. Thus, females’ implicit math-gender stereotypes were the only ones that did not link own gender to the respective academic domain in a self-serving way. Further, females’ stronger stereotypes were related to lower and males’ to higher scores on constructs related to math ability, corroborating implicit stereotypes’ importance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Separating Implicit Gender Stereotypes regarding Math and Language: Implicit Ability Stereotypes are Self-serving for Boys and Men, but not for Girls and Women

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-010-9924-x
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Abstract

We investigated implicit gender stereotypes related to math and language separately, using Go/No-go Association Tasks. Samples were grade 9 adolescents (N = 187) and university students (N = 189) in Germany. Research questions concerned the existence of and gender differences in implicit stereotypes. While typical explicit-stereotyping findings were replicated, implicit math-male stereotypes were found in male, but not in female participants. Females revealed strong language-female stereotypes, whereas males showed language-male counterstereotypes. Thus, females’ implicit math-gender stereotypes were the only ones that did not link own gender to the respective academic domain in a self-serving way. Further, females’ stronger stereotypes were related to lower and males’ to higher scores on constructs related to math ability, corroborating implicit stereotypes’ importance.

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 11, 2011

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