Girls who grew up as tomboys are more likely to eschew traditional views of womanhood and motherhood.
MONTREAL (PRWEB) May 11, 2019
Not all women envision themselves as June Cleaver-esque moms, with the spotless homes, perfectly coiffed hair (no messy buns here), and freshly baked cookies. Granted, some women still embrace traditional views on parenting, but recent research from PsychTests indicates that modern women, particularly those who grew up as “tomboys,” are giving the boot to conventional gender role views on how to raise their kids, and casting aside gender stereotypes regarding how boys and girls should behave.
Analyzing data from 5,437 women who took the Gender Roles Test, PsychTests’ researchers compared two unique groups of women: Those with “tomboy” tendencies and those who are/were more “girly”. Here’s how the two groups compared in terms of their attitudes towards parenting and gender stereotypes:
“We are ushering in new, more varied views of what it means to be a woman and a mom, and not just in Western countries,” explains Dr. Jerabek, president of PsychTests. “Even in traditionally patriarchal societies we are starting to see a shift, a revamp of the role of women in society. You can even see evidence of this on TV shows, where the depiction of moms is being completely redefined. The June-Cleaver-type moms are fading away; now we’re seeing corporate moms, single moms, and women who eschew motherhood completely. This doesn’t mean that every little tomboy will grow up to be a modern-thinking feminist; in fact, only 15% of the tomboys – and 13% of girly-girls – are involved in feminist causes. What our study has shown is that women who were given the freedom to explore interests beyond the dictates of gender stereotypes have developed a much broader, less limiting view of what it means to be a woman and mom. These women want to be, or already are, the type of moms who want their kids to grow up in a world where their possibilities are limitless.”
Do you have traditional or modern gender role beliefs? Check out https://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/2435 (Gender Roles Test for Women) or https://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/2436 (Gender Roles Test for Men)
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PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts (see ARCHProfile.com). The company’s research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.
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