Gender Role Perception and Creativity

Published: 18 November 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/mbddrpczg5.1
Richa Patnaik,


The aim of the study is to investigate the role of gender role perception and gender in the context of the creativity of participants. A 2 (androgynous and sex-typed) × 2 (male and female) factorial design has been adopted in the study. Initially, 600 participants (300 females and 300 males) in the age group ranging from 30-45 years and belonging to middle socioeconomic status were purposively chosen for the study. The education of the participants was fixed at graduation. Based on the median split of their scores in the Sahoo Sex Role Inventory, males were classified into 150 androgynous and 150 sex-typed groups. The females were divided into similar subgroups. 60 participants from each group with extreme scores were only considered for further analysis. Subsequently, the participants (androgynous males, sex-typed males, androgynous females and sex-typed females) were compared with respect to their level of creativity. Findings revealed that the participants endorsing androgynous gender role orientation were more creative than the sex-typed participants, which was supported by the literature. No difference has been obtained between males and females with regard to creativity. Further, no significant interaction effect has been observed between gender role perception and gender. Keywords: androgyny, gender, gender role perception, creativity, sex-type.


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Ravenshaw University


Psychology, Applied Psychology, Social Psychology, Gender Psychology