What will I be when I grow up? The impact of gender identity threat on adolescents' occupational preferences

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@article{b1ee241143e54bff95e46be1cf2443bc,
title = "What will I be when I grow up? The impact of gender identity threat on adolescents' occupational preferences",
abstract = "The present study examined the impact of gender identity threat on adolescents' occupational preferences. Two hundred and ninety-seven adolescents (45{\%} girls, M age = 14.4, SD = .54) participated in the experiment. There were substantial differences between boys' and girls' occupational preferences. Importantly, adolescents who received a threat to their gender identity became more stereotypical in job preferences, suggesting a causal link between threatened gender identity and stereotypical preferences. A comparison threat to one's capability did not have this effect, indicating a unique effect of gender identity threat. Further, individual differences in gender identity concerns predicted gender stereotypical preferences, and this finding was replicated with an independent sample (N = 242). In conclusion, the results suggest that threats to adolescents' gender identity may contribute to the large gender segregation on the labor market.",
keywords = "Gender identity threat, Gender identity concerns, Occupational preferences, Adolescents",
author = "Samantha Sinclair and Rickard Carlsson",
year = "2013",
doi = "10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.02.001",
language = "English",
volume = "36",
pages = "465--474",
journal = "Journal of Adolescence",
issn = "1095-9254",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "3",

}