ERIC Number: ED220175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of the Effect of Teacher Sex on Sex Role Classification of School Related Objects.
Cunneen, James; Sloan, Charles A.
This study explores the relationship between the sex of the teacher and second-, third-, and fourth-grade students' classification of school-related objects as either masculine or feminine. Subjects, 789 students representing a cross-section of racial and ethnic groups in Chicago suburban schools, were equally divided between grades and according to whether they had male or female teachers. All the students were administered an instrument which included 10 items teachers thought students would perceive as school-related. A three-way analysis of variance model was used, and the following conclusions were drawn: (1) Girls view school as more sex congruent than boys in grades 3 and 4. (2) No relationship exists between the sex of the teacher and the way in which second-, third-, and fourth-grade boys label school-related objects, but male teachers had a negative effect on girls. (3) The classification of school-related objects does differ by grade when the child's sex is separately considered. (4) Male teachers had no significant effect on students' labeling of school-related objects. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Labeling (Of Objects)