The cultural stereotype of professional groups: consensus, accessibility and typicality of stereotypic contents

Ana Sofia Santos*, Filipa de Almeida, Tomás A. Palma, Manuel Oliveira, Leonel Garcia-Marques

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Abstract

The purpose of the present work was to measure the stereotypic content of several professional groups in a Portuguese sample, by determining the culturally shared stereotypic attributes, their accessibility and typicality. Study 1 used a spontaneous attribute-generation-task to collect the stereotypic content of 28 professional groups. The frequency of generation was used to measure consensus on the attributes generated. The order of generated attributes was used to determine their accessibility. To further explore the link between attributes and the professional group, a new sample (Study 2) rated how typical each attribute was of the professional group. We map out the usefulness of studying professional stereotype’s content.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-568
Number of pages12
JournalAnálise Psicológica
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attribute generation task
  • Attributes accessibility
  • Attributes typicality
  • Professional stereotypes
  • Shared content of stereotypes

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