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Gender Differences in the Relational and Collective Bases for Trust

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Maddux, William W.; Brewer, Marilynn B.

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Abstract A variety of research suggests that men and women differ in their interdependent orientation: whereas women tend to be more relationally interdependent, men tend to be more collectively interdependent (e.g. Gabriel & Gardner, 1999). The current study sought to investigate differences in interdependence within the domain of trust. In particular, the authors predicted that men would tend to trust individuals based on whether or not they shared group memberships. On the other hand, women were predicted to trust those who shared direct or indirect relationship connections. Results from an online trust-dilemma game supported these predictions. Implications for our understanding of the impact of gender on social identity and self-representation are discussed.
Keywords gender
Free Keywords self-construal; social identity; trust;
Document language English
Publication Year 2005
Page/Pages p. 159-171
Journal Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 8 (2005) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430205051065
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)