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Determinants of gender-role attitudes,self-esteem and affective at adolescence

Author(s): Eva Papazova
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to trace out and analyze the influence of the personal determinants as gender, age and socio-economic status on gender-role attitudes, Self-esteem and affective balance during adolescence. The studied subjects are 257 adolescents, aged between 13 and 20 years. The applied questionnaires are as follows - Personal Attribute Questionnaire (Spence, Helmreich & Stapp, 1974, 1975), Coppersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (Coopersmith, 1967), Affect Scales: Positive Affect, Negative Affect, Affect Balance (Bradburn, 1969). The results of the investigation has shown that the girls are more masculine, more feminine and more androgynous; with higher Self-esteem in the aspect "peers"; with significantly higher affective balance and lower negative affect than the studied adolescent boys. With the increasmeant of age the masculinity and androgyny has significantly increased; with highest Self-esteem are the adolescents in the late adolescence; the negative affect significantly decrease and the affective balance significantly increased with age. The adolescents from the Roma ethnic group are the most androgynous and with the highest Self-esteem in the aspect "school".

  • Issue Year: 13/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 101-116
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English