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Catching up with wonderful women: The women-are-wonderful effect is smaller in more gender egalitarian societies

Krys, Kuba and Capaldi, Colin A. and Van Tilburg, Wijnand Adriaan Pieter and Lipp, Ottmar V. and Bond, Michael Harris and Vauclair, Christin Melanie and Manickam, L. Sam S and Domínguez Espinosa, Alejandra Del Carmen and Torres, Claudio and Vivian Miu Chi, Lun Miu Chi and Teyssier, Julien and Miles, Lynden K. and Hansen, Karolina and Park, Joonha and Wagner, Wolfgang and Yu, Angelaarriola and Xing, Cai and Wise, Ryan and Sun, Chienru and Siddiqui, Razi Sultan and Salem, Radwa and Rizwan, Muhammad and Pavlopoulos, Vassilis and Nader, Martin and Maricchiolo, Fridanna and Malbrán, María Del Carmen and Javangwe, Gwatirera and Işık, İdil and Igbokwe, David O. and Hur, Taekyun and Hassan, Arif and Gonzalez, Ana and Fulop, Marta and Denoux, Patrick and Cenko, Enila and Chkhaidze, Ana and Shmeleva, Eleonora and Antalíková, Radka and Ahmed, Ramadan A. (2017) Catching up with wonderful women: The women-are-wonderful effect is smaller in more gender egalitarian societies. International Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0020-7594 (In Press)

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Abstract

Inequalities between men and women are common and well-documented. Objective indexes show that men are better positioned than women in societal hierarchies-there is no single country in the world without a gender gap. In contrast, researchers have found that the women-are-wonderful effect-that women are evaluated more positively than men overall-is also common. Cross-cultural studies on gender equality reveal that the more gender egalitarian the society is, the less prevalent explicit gender stereotypes are. Yet, because self-reported gender stereotypes may differ from implicit attitudes towards each gender, we reanalysed data collected across 44 cultures, and (a) confirmed that societal gender egalitarianism reduces the women-are-wonderful effect when it is measured more implicitly (i.e. rating the personality of men and women presented in images) and (b) documented that the social perception of men benefits more from gender egalitarianism than that of women

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2898/56910
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture;Gender egalitarianism; Gender stereotypes; Implicit attitudes, Social cognition
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Arif Hassan
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 05:53
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 08:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56910

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