ERIC Number: ED191908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Sex Role Expectations of Classroom Teachers, Grades 1-12.
Benz, Carolyn R.; And Others
The effect of the variables of student sex, teacher sex, grade level, and student achievement on teacher sex role expectations was assessed. Two hundred responses from 71 classroom teachers (grades 1-12) on the Teacher Sex Role Perception Inventory (TSRP) were analyzed. The TSRP is an adaption of the Bem Sex Role Inventory. Data analysis led to three conclusions: (1) stereotypical feminine traits were not perceived in high achieving students; (2) male and female achievers rated highest on masculinity and famininity scales; and (3) there are possible implications for teachers' perceptions of female student achievement. Feminine sex role was not perceived as predominant in the high achieving students. Results support Bem's idea that androgynous individuals reflect a positive model of school achievement. This negative relationship between the feminine sex role and high achievement is presented as evidence for declining female achievement over grade level. Some of the conclusions were reconfirmed by university students who were also administered the TSRP. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bem Sex Role Inventory; Teacher Expectations; Teacher Sex Role Perception Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).