ERIC Number: ED159552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Occupational Sex Role Stereotyping and Self-Concepts of Admissions Personnel.
A survey of the State University of New York's admissions personnel and residence hall directors was conducted during Spring, 1976. Examined were personality traits and self-concepts of travelers and non-travelers. Those characteristics which would aid in the hiring process were identified. Also examined were sex-role and occupational stereotyping in men and women who traveled in their admissions jobs. Demographic and biographic questions plus a self-rating personality scale were analyzed using Chi-square analysis at the .05 significance level. Of 289 surveys mailed, 150 were returned and usable. Significant traits identified were Social Poise and Popularity. Significant differences were found between the men and women travelers, where the women rated themselves higher in Autonomy and Individuality. This finding supports research demonstrating that women who consciously choose professions dominated by men perceive themselves as autonomous individuals. The question which this survey and analysis did not answer is why certain women choose male-dominated occupations and where they have acquired their self-esteem. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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