ERIC Number: ED166416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Sex-Fair Interest Measurement: Research and Implications.
Tittle, Carol Kehr, Ed.; Zytowski, Donald G., Ed.
This book of readings for counselors, researchers, faculty, graduate students, and policy-makers provides information regarding issues on sex fairness and sex bias in occupational interest measurement. The papers are presented in three sections, with each section prefaced by introductory comments by the editors. The first section, an introduction, contains two papers, Issues of Sex Bias and Sex-Fairness in Career Interest Measurement: Background and Current Status. The next section, on research on sex-fairness of interest inventories, presents studies grouped according to the type of scale construction method used: (1) homogenous scales, (2) occupational scales, and (3) interests of special groups. Some representative titles included under each of these three groupings are, respectively, as follow: (1) Neutralizing Sexist Titles in Holland's Self Directed Search: What Difference Does It Make?, and Validity of Sex Balanced Interest Scales; (2) Strong Vocational Interest Blank: One Form or Two?, and Validity Generalization of the Men's Form of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank with Academically Able Women; and (3) Of Measuring the Vocational Interests of Women. The last section, on implications of recent developments, contains two papers: Implications of Recent Developments for Research in Career Interest Measurement, and Selection and Use of Career Interest Inventories. Appended materials include NIE guidelines for assessing sex bias and fairness in career interest inventories, and illustration and interpretation of those guidelines. (EM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Career Interest Inventory (Thomas); United States
Note: The abstracts, bibliographies, and some tables for each article may not reproduce well due to small print