TITLE

SEX ROLE ORIENTATION AND ATTITUDES TOWARD INSTITUTIONAL VIOLENCE: A TEST AND RECONCEPTUALIZATION

AUTHOR(S)
Starr, Jerold M.
PUB. DATE
May 1983
SOURCE
Humanity & Society;May83, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses sex role orientation and attitudes towards institutional violence. Using tabulated data, the author confirms that sex-linked differences persist across socio-cultural background and are not modified by reported family socialization. Political attitudes, such as toward institutional violence, cannot be reduced to more basic psychological dispositions despite the "conventional wisdom." Also according to sociologist Joseph Adelson, the achievement of ideology only becomes possible during middle adolescence. It appears that the etiology of male-female differences in attitudes toward institutional violence will have to be sought through a fresh approach which rejects psychological determinism in favor of more attention to the structural sources of political information and influence. The author concludes by saying that the degree of identification with traditional sex role does not account for male-female differences in attitudes toward institutional violence.
ACCESSION #
11647386

 

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