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ERIC Number: ED157927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 16
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Attitudes Toward Women, College Major and Authoritarianism.
Ayers, Jerry B.; And Others
The Open Subordination of Women Scale (OSW) is a 20-item Likert scale with four subscores for: restrictive policies, alleged inferiority, alleged narrowness, and alleged offensiveness. Students at Tennessee Technological University, 220 male and 198 female, volunteered to respond to this scale and to the California F-Scale of authoritarianism. The results of the study support the findings of a study performed twenty years ago. Male college students perceived women as being more deserving of a subordinate role than did female college students. Upper division (juniors and seniors) appeared to place women in a less subordinate role than did lower division students, but the differences were not statistically significant. Female students, regardless of major, perceived women in the same manner; but there was wide variation across major fields among males. Student majors were classified as: Education, Engineering, Science and Mathematics, Business, Social Sciences, and Humanities and English. In general, individuals who were more authoritarian in their beliefs perceived women to belong in a more subordinate role. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: California F Scale (Adorno et al); Open Subordination Women Scale (Shaw Wright)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Birmingham, Alabama, November, 1977)