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Retrospective Analysis of Gender Differences in Reaction to Media Coverage of Crisis Events: New Insights on the Justice and Care Orientation
Sex Roles
  • Lisa A. Mainiero, Fairfield University
  • Donald E. Gibson, Fairfield University
  • Sherry E. Sullivan
Document Type
Article
Article Version
Post-print
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Disciplines
Abstract

We surveyed 2,125 men and 3,735 women (N = 5,860) across the USA to test hypothesized relationships regarding women’s and men’s use of justice and care orientations when they confront crisis events with moral implications. Consistent with previous research, we found that women were more likely than men to adopt a care orientation. Contrary to expectations, however, women also adopted a justice response to a greater degree than did men. We found that, in response to a crisis, women, unlike men, were more likely to believe they would connect with others and take action. Implications for explaining inconsistencies in prior research findings on the justice and care orientations, and for conceptualizing these important constructs in a new way, are discussed.

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Published Citation
Mainiero, L.A., Gibson, D.E., & Sullivan, S.E. 2008. Retrospective Analysis of Gender Differences in Reaction to Media Coverage of Crisis Events: New Insights on the Justice and Care Orientation. Sex Roles, 58, 556-566.
DOI
10.1007/s11199-007-9365-3
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Citation Information
Lisa A. Mainiero, Donald E. Gibson and Sherry E. Sullivan. "Retrospective Analysis of Gender Differences in Reaction to Media Coverage of Crisis Events: New Insights on the Justice and Care Orientation" Sex Roles Vol. 58 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lisa_mainiero/21/