Russian and US women: stereotypes in behavior (a psyhosemantic analysis)
Опубликовано на портале: 19-07-2005
"Russian and US women: stereotypes in behavior (a psycho-semantic analysis)" (by Viktor Petrenko and Оlga Mitina) compares results of women behavior stereotypes analysis done in Russia and in the USA using psycho-semantic methods ('multiple identification'). 372 men and women in the USA and 294 in Russia had been interviewed respectively. The survey has reaffirmed the hypothesis that peoples' ideas about norms and rules of female behavior are determined by respective culture to a larger degree then by gender. Uniformities and differences thus ascertained reflect underlying uniformities and differences in value orientations and attitudes inherent to both cultures. Thus survey did not reveal any deeds or life scenarios, which would find principally different evaluations in both countries. Survey does reflect, however, differences in mentalities conditioned by varying historical, political, economic developments in Russia and USA.