Gender Role Portrayals of Modern Disney Royalty: Stereotypical or Androgynous?

dc.contributor.advisor Rust, James Lopreore, Katie M.
dc.contributor.committeemember Wallace, Monica
dc.contributor.committeemember Huddleston, Tracey
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US 2016-05-13T18:29:03Z 2016-05-13T18:29:03Z 2016-03-30
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the occurrences of gender-stereotypical characteristics and gender atypicalities observed in the prince and princess characters from Disney’s 2010 film, Tangled; 2012 film, Brave; and 2013 film, Frozen. Participant coders observed the characters using a checklist comprised of gender-stereotypical characteristics, and they made tally marks and notes about the characters’ gender portrayals. The results from the coders’ checklists indicate important differences between past and present Disney royalty. The quantitative results revealed that the observed characters in revival Disney Princess films have androgynous or undifferentiated gender role portrayals. Qualitative notes indicated that most of the revival prince and princess characters are both androgynous and progressive. M.A.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Analysis
dc.subject Behavior
dc.subject Disney
dc.subject Film
dc.subject Gender
dc.subject Princess
dc.subject.umi Gender studies
dc.subject.umi Film studies
dc.subject.umi Psychology
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.title Gender Role Portrayals of Modern Disney Royalty: Stereotypical or Androgynous?
dc.type Thesis
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