ERIC Number: ED213282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Publication Records of Women in Educational Psychology during the Past Decade.
Tryon, Georgiana Shick
The publication record of women in the "Journal of Educational Psychology" (JEP) over the past decade was examined. The relationship between the proportion of women belonging to Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and the proportion of women publishing in JEP during 1969, 1974, and 1979 was assessed. The number, sex, and ordinal position of authors of all articles, except editorials, published in JEP in these years were recorded. In 1969, women constituted approximately 20.6 percent of the membership in Division 15 and were authors in JEP 23 percent of the time. In 1979, women constituted 25.2 percent of Division 15 membership and represented 27 percent of the authors in JEP. A significantly higher proportion of men than women published alone in 1969; this relationship was not found for 1974 and 1979. A significantly higher percentage of women than men published with the opposite sex during all three years. However, the percentage of women first authors relative to men has been steadily increasing from 24 percent in 1969 to 33 percent in 1974 to 42 percent in 1979. It is concluded that women educational psychologists have consistently published in proportion to their membership in Division 15 for the past decade. Since there are far fewer women than men in educational psychology, it is not surprising to find that women published more often with men. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Journal of Educational Psychology
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (New York, NY, April 1981).