ERIC Number: ED061538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Attitudes towards Increased Social, Economic and Political Participation by Women as Reported by Elementary and Secondary Students.
Greenberg, Selma B.
A total sample of 1600 fourth, sixth, eighth, and tenth graders from four different social classes completed a questionnaire, the purpose of which was to assess attitudes toward women's increased participation in fields typically thought of as male. The questionnaire is analyzed item by item and all egalitarian responses are graphed. In general, the author discovered that systematic and significant differences exist. Social class was found not to be a factor, while sex of the respondent and grade level are important. Thus, females and upper grade students are more likely to give egalitarian responses than are males and lower grade students. It was concluded that female students see women more positively and optimistically than do males, and that they are more favorable to the concept of social change which will grant women greater participation in the social, economic and political spheres. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 1972