Home Health Parents News Now Gender Egalitarian Dads May Have More Ambitious Daughters Gender Egalitarian Dads May Have More Ambitious Daughters By Holly Lebowitz Rossi January 24, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_78049954 30146 The research is correlational, so it doesn't prove that fathers' attitudes are the cause their young daughters' work aspirations. But the research may suggest that girls look to their fathers for examples of what is expected of women. Dads' attitudes also predict what kind of play their daughters enjoy. "Dads who are more balanced have girls who are just as likely to play with Transformers as Barbie dolls," study researcher Toni Schmader, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia said here Friday (Jan. 18) at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Image: Father and daughter baking, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Gender Egalitarian Dads May Have More Ambitious Daughters Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.