Adolescents' attitudes toward women in politics: The Effect of Gender and Race

Diane Gillespie, Cassia Spohn

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Abstract

Recent studies of political attitudes have documented increasing support for women political candidates among college students and adults. This study examined junior and senior high school student's attitudes toward women in politics and analyzed the effect of gender and race on their attitudes. We found that adolescent girls had very positive and optimistic views of the role of women in politics; adolescent boys, particularly blacks, had more negative and pessimistic views.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-218
Number of pages11
JournalGender and Society
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Adolescents' attitudes toward women in politics : The Effect of Gender and Race. / Gillespie, Diane; Spohn, Cassia.

In: Gender and Society, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1987, p. 208-218.

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