The differences in role expectations of adolescent men and women for various others

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Everyday discourse patterns of adolescents were examined to clarify differences in their implicit expectations for various other people. Subjects were asked to complete 50 questionnaires on self-disclosing behaviors (Study 1) and which person in whom they would talk (Study 2) in everyday life. In both studies importance about each question is also scored by seven point scale. Total prefered percentage was calculated about each selected person. The results were as follows: same-sex friends were most frequently chosen as the person, to talk to while parents were selected for more important matters. Males comparatively tended to choose their father, while females their mother, to talk important matters with. Males had a tendency to talk about only important matters, while females tended to ignore importance. Males had a tendency to talk with girl friends about things they told no one else, while females tended to share with same-sex friends the same information as with boy friends. Gender differences in implicit role expectations for various others were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-146
Number of pages7
JournalShinrigaku Kenkyu
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • adolescence
  • expectation to other's role
  • gender-difference
  • implicit expectation
  • self-disclosure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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