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Sex-Role Orientation

  • By: Regan A. R. Gurung
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

A person's sex-role orientation can be described as the extent to which he or she possesses characteristics of masculinity, femininity, or androgyny (and is separate from sexual orientation). Sex-role and gender-role are two terms that are often used interchangeably, although ...

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