ERIC Number: ED193330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Self-Perceptions on Sex-Typed Attributes and the Occupational Aspirations and Expectations of High School Females.
Davis, Patricia C.; And Others
Relationships among high school females' self-perceptions on sex-stereotypic attributes and their occupational aspirations and expectations were investigated. Two measures were administered to, and data were collected from, 200 randomly selected females in grade 12 from a large urban school district. Occupational choice was measured by two open-ended questions: (1) what job would you like to have?; and (2) what job do you think you will probably have? Four possible levels of sex-type included male-dominated aspiration and male-dominated expectation (MAE), male-dominated aspiration and female-dominated expectation (MAFE), female-dominated aspiration and female-dominated expectation (FAE), and female-dominated aspiration and male-dominated expectation (FAME). Sex-typed attributes were measured by means of six factors (emotionality; empathy; involvement; aggression; self-confidence; and need for approval) of a Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ). Findings resulting from a two-way multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) included: (1) MAE was significantly different from MAFE and FAE in terms of need for approval, aggression, empathy and self confidence; and (2) no differences in self-perceptions on sex-stereotypic attributes were found between females with high prestige aspirations and expectations and those with low prestige aspirations and expectations. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Masculinity Femininity Variable; Occupational Status; Personal Attributes Questionnaire
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).