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ERIC Number: ED060469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Sex and Race Differences in Attitudes Toward Sex Role Behaviors.
Russo, Nancy F.
This paper reports on some recent data which deal with attitudes toward sex role as held by male and female, black and white college students. Its purpose is to describe rather than to test hypotheses, but some general conclusions can be drawn from the results. The data were obtained from the questionnaire responses of 300 college students attending Howard and American Universities in Washington. The results support several general conclusions: (1) With respect to the effects of sex and race on the criterion variables of interest, evidence suggests the prevalence of a "cultural lag" in egalitarianism among males as compared with females. Although blacks are more traditional as measured by the Role Conception Inventory, when it comes to personal preferences, race has little effect and blacks are not more traditional than whites; (2) Attitudes toward housework and child care remain relatively traditional for the 4 groups while attitudes toward what could be called career related categories are relatively more liberal, especially on the part of white females. (RK)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: American Institutes for Research (CRESS), Kensington, MD.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Staten Island, NY. Richmond Coll.
Note: Paper presented at American Psychological Association convention, Washington, D. C., September 3-7, 1971