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dc.contributor.advisorSchuetz, Steven A.
dc.contributor.advisorStark, Kim
dc.contributor.advisorKreiner, David S.
dc.contributor.authorGrey, Evalyn
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 36-39)en_US
dc.description.abstractSex and gender are two concepts which researchers, for many years, have understood to be different. However, these two concepts are often thought of as existing within a single identity. Some researchers have hypothesized that individuals possess distinct identities for each of these concepts. With this study we seek to take first steps in understanding whether individuals differentiate sex and gender conceptually. Using a free card sort, participants sorted a list of terms considered to be defining of sex and gender into distinct categories that the participants themselves created and labeled. Using multiple approaches the data from this study were examined to determine whether individuals make a distinction between variables relating to sex and variables relating to gender. Results indicated that a significant portion of individuals did utilize a sorting method which differentiated the terms relating to sex and gender as separate constructs. In conclusion it was found that nearly half of the sample conceptualized sex and gender as different constructs.en_US
dc.format.extent1 PDF (v, 54 pages) : chartsen_US
dc.subjectThesis -- Sex role -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSex role -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGender identity -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSex differences -- Case studies.en_US
dc.titleDifferentiating Identities for Sex and Genderen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US of Central Missourien_US

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