Sex and Gender: A Study of University Professors1

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Abstract

This study was conducted to determine whether sex differences in gender role disappear among subjects who are matched on prestigious high-status social background: University professors. It was of interest whether androgynyemerges as a gender role specific to individuals of intellectually and socially prestigious background. The relationship between gender role and sex was analyzed using a chi-square test. No relationship between gender role and sex was found for university professors. Discussion of the possible factors involved in transcendence of cultural gender polarization by university professors is presented.

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