volume 86, issue 3_part_2, P1213-1217 2000
DOI: 10.1177/003329410008600324.2
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Ronald E. Goldsmith, Leisa R. Flynn

Abstract: A survey was made of 69 men and 51 women undergraduate students who described their self-image using the 15 adjective pairs of Malhotra's (1981) Self-concept Scale. Tests of mean differences showed that the men described themselves as more rugged, dominating, unorganized, rational, formal, and colorless; and the women described themselves as more delicate, submissive, organized, emotional, informal, and colorful. These results are consistent with several descriptions of male/female differences in the literatu…

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