ERIC Number: ED220767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Sex Roles and Occupational Prestige.
Simerly, D. Emily; Ruback, R. Barry
Past studies on the sex-typing of occupations have used a single bipolar scale, ranging from masculinity to femininity. An empirical examination of both occupational sex roles and occupational prestige was conducted using two unipolar scales to assess masculinity and femininity. College students (N=183) rated 94 occupations, which were then characterized as androgynous, masculine sex-typed, feminine sex-typed, or undifferentiated, in addition to the Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ). Ratings of the prestige of the occupations revealed that androgynous occupations were judged to be significantly more prestigious. Results showed that sex role measures were applicable not only to individuals but also to the roles that individuals occupied. The findings indicate that the use of two unipolar scales permits a finer distinction in sex-typing occupations. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, March 24-27, 1982).