- David Watkins
- Published Online:
- 27 Sep 2007
- Volume/Issue No:
- Volume 17 Issue 1-4
SEX ROLE PERCEPTIONS OF FILIPINO ADOLESCENTS*
Sex role perceptions of 118 male and 118 female Filipino adolescents with respect to self‐esteem and locus of control were investigated under two sets of instructions: (a) a standard set and (b) a set in which subjects were asked to respond as they thought a pupil at the same school and in the same academic year but of the opposite sex would respond. Evidence of the positive self‐perceptions of Filipino adolescent males relative to females came from responses to both sets of instructions. On the locus of control scale, females perceived themselves to be more internal than males under standard instructions. Both sexes tended to attribute less internal control to the opposite sex than to themselves but again this tendency was much stronger for the males. The results are discussed in the context of previous U.S. and Filipino research.
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