Social Role Theory
Relating to Gender
What is the theory?
- behavioral differences between a male and female is the result of cultural stereotypes about gender (how males and females are supposed to act) and the resulting social roles that are taught to young people.
- set of rights, duties, expectations, norms and behavior a person has to face and fulfill.
Give an example...
- A man is supposed to be masculine and tough whereas a woman has to be feminine and delicate.