Gender Stereotypes In The Minds Of Russian Student Youth

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The article presents the results of an empirical study aimed at studying gender stereotypes among Russian students. The article aims to study the images of the "ideal woman" and "ideal man" in the minds of young people and the degree to which they correspond to the traditional stereotypes of masculinity and femininity. The study was carried out on a sample of 169 students at the Pedagogical University (73 boys and 96 girls). The subjects were asked to characterize the following images: "Ideal woman", "Ideal man", noting the degree of their agreement with phrases characterizing personality traits. All qualities were divided into two groups: “traditional” and “non-traditional”, following the characteristics of traditional gender stereotypes. The research results show that in the image of the “ideal woman” in the assessments of both girls and boys, non-traditional features are more pronounced, while in the image of the “ideal man”, traditional features prevail in the assessments of both groups. The difference in assessments is most pronounced in the group of girls: they are the ones who most highly rate non-traditional features in the image of an “ideal woman” and traditional features in the image of an “ideal man”. This carries with it potential moments of disagreement in relations between the sexes, as, moving away from the traditional stereotype of femininity, girls expect men to implement the traditional stereotype of masculinity. Young men are not yet ready to accept a masculine woman, although they do not want her to be necessarily feminine either.

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31 March 2022

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978-1-80296-124-9

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European Publisher

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125

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Vasilenko, E. A., Gnatyshina, E. V., Salavatulina, L. R., Vorozheikina, A. V., & Shabalina, A. A. (2022). Gender Stereotypes In The Minds Of Russian Student Youth. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 59-65). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2022.03.7