Date of Award

Spring 5-30-1993

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Gender language socialization is pervasive. Men and women are affected by gender language socialization. Women are being kept from leadership positions through gender language barriers. Both would benefit from having leadership roles more equally shared, honoring diverse styles of leadership, and acknowledging differences. My research design is evaluative. My study is qualitative. My criteria for determining causation is whether the dependent variables (women in leadership) are affected by the independent variable (gender role socialization). For this study, the results of the dependent variable are skewed by each culture studied. Thus, future studies need to know each cross-culture's perspective, but in relationship to relative samples from each cross-culture. The research concepts include stereotyping of sex roles, language styles and how women's work is viewed by society, how women's sex roles are stereotyped in the media, the ways in which men and women express themselves, and how women,s work is viewed by society.


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