Self-perceived gender typicality and the peer context during adolescence
Journal of Research on Adolescence
This research examined adolescents' gender identity in relation to the peer context and their self-concept. Participants were 229 adolescents who completed questionnaire measures of self-concept and multidimensional gender identity. Regression analysis indicated peer acceptance partially mediated the relation between self-perceived gender typicality and self-worth. Cluster analysis revealed four groups of adolescents with differing profiles of self-perceived gender typicality, felt peer pressure for gender conformity, and peer acceptance. Findings highlight the inherently social and contextual nature of gender identity. Also, the pathologizing of gender-nonconforming youth is discussed. Copyright © 2005, Society for Research on Adolescence.
Smith, Tara E. and Leaper, Campbell, "Self-perceived gender typicality and the peer context during adolescence" (2006). Faculty Publications. 1407.