ERIC Number: ED044749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Counselor Bias and the Female Occupational Role.
Pietrofesa, John J.; Schlossberg, Nancy K.
The inferior position of women in the world of work is discussed as a backdrop for this study which sought to test the hypothesis that counselors are biased against women entering a "masculine" occupation. A coached female counselee, portraying a college junior who is having difficulty deciding between teaching and engineering, was privately interviewed by 16 male and 13 female counselor trainees at Wayne State University. All interviews were taped and then rated for their apparent bias by: (1) a male graduate student in counseling and guidance; (2) a male counselor educator; and (3) a female college professor. Results indicated that counselor bias exists against women entering a "masculine" occupation. Female counselors displayed as much bias as males. Implications are discussed. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Coll. of Education.