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Cultural Influences on Gender Role
Point 1 ­ Cultural Similarities (Division of Labour)
One of the greatest values of cross cultural research is that it indicates whether or not
patterns of behaviour are universal.
o Crosscultural similarities = gender roles are innate.
o Crosscultural differences = gender roles are influenced…

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o This suggests that there are universal gender stereotypes about malefemale
characteristics.
However, it could be argued that it is hard to place a high degree of validity on the study
due to:
o 1) participants had to select male or female ­ there was no `equal' category ­ thus…

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