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ERIC Number: ED183944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Women's Attitudes toward Industrial Education. Final Report.
A study was conducted to construct and validate an instrument designed to measure both women students' attitudes toward industrial education and the status of certain factors that may have an impact on those attitudes. The resulting instrument was a Likert response-based survey that was directly administered in one middle school and five high schools throughout Wisconsin. A total of nearly 600 students participated. Significant differences were found when the mean survey scores of male students were compared with the mean survey scores of female students for both the attitude portion of the survey and the total survey score. Such significant differences were not found in the impact portion of the survey. Students from schools with compulsory and genuinely open women's industrial education enrollment and innovative programs tended to score significantly higher on the attitude survey and were more positive toward industrial education than were women in schools with traditional and conservative industrial education programs A similarly significant difference was found for impact and whole survey scores. Significant correlations between the impact and attitude portions of the test were detected. Some responses were noted to vary widely on the basis of the sex and/or the respective school of the groups of respondent students. (Samples of the survey and the survey manual are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
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