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ERIC Number: ED159506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Why do Women Perform Better With Women Than With Men?
Page, Richard H.; Orton, Julie
In a 1973 study Morgan and Mausner administered the second half of the Hidden Figures Test to pairs of high school students who had scored in either the upper or lower quartile on the first half of the test. High-scoring females showed a significant tendency to lower their scores when working with a low-scoring male partner. This tendency was not found for males paired with females. Since this study did not include comparable data for pairs of the same sex, the present study attempted to correct this deficiency and to explore additional personality factors influencing pair performance in both sexes. The sample of 48 subjects consisted of equal numbers of high and low scoring males and females selected from 169 Saratoga Springs High School seniors who had taken the first half of the Hidden Figures Test. After paired testing on the second half of the Hidden Figures Test, each subject responded to the Eysenck Personality Inventory and the Sex Role Identification Test. While the lowest relative performance was turned in by females paired with male partners, the highest relative performance was achieved by females paired with females. Personality and sex role interaction effects are reported. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hidden Figures Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977); Best Copy Available