Are Stereotypes of Nationalities Applied to Both Women and Men?

Alice H. Eagly*, Mary E. Kite

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Stereotypes of women, men, and nationalities of 28 countries were examined to determine the extent to which stereotypes of nationalities are applied to women as well as to men. As expected, stereotypes of the men tended to resemble stereotypes of their nationalities more than did stereotypes of the women. Yet this greater similarity between stereotypes of men and their nationalities than between stereotypes of women and their nationalities was more pronounced to the extent that countries were unfavorably evaluated. Interpretation of these findings followed from a social structural theory of stereotype content and focused on the relative status of women and men in modern nations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-462
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of personality and social psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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