ERIC Number: ED200637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Salient Issues: A New Technique to Measure the Effectiveness of Sex-Awareness Programs.
Jean, Paula J.; And Others
Salient Issues (SI) is a paper-and-pencil test designed to measure a subject's tendency to consider sex role issues as salient ones within the counseling experience. Issues within the instrument are masked. SI is intended for use in a repeated measures design in order to assess trends within groups and across groups. In this study, the construct validity of SI is investigated. Eight male and 10 female students in three graduate courses--Sex Roles in Counseling (SRIC), Practicum Counseling (PC), and Multivariate Analysis (MA)--completed SI at the beginning, the middle, and the end of the semester. Subjects were asked to rank order the following subscales: (1) promoting sex role insight; (2) focusing on communication skills; (3) stimulating information gathering; (4) facilitating compromise; and (5) helping the client adjust to the situation. A two factor mixed-model Multivariate Analysis (MANOVA) was selected: Group (SRIC, PC, MA) was considered a between factor and time (beginning, middle, end) was deemed a within factor. Rank was considered a dependent measure. Each subscale was analyzed separately. A trend in the data revealed that the subscale, "promoting sex role insight," appeared to be sensitive to the sex role awareness instruction in both importance and rank. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Paper and Pencil Tests; Repeated Measures Design; Salient Issues (Jean et al)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).