ERIC Number: ED227170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Gender-Linked Perceptions and Causal Attributions of Female/Male Competencies.
Major, Harriet; Plake, Barbara S.
Undergraduate students (N=518) rated graduate application materials for males or females applying to traditionally perceived masculine or feminine fields. Independent variables were rater's pro/anti feminism, sex of subject, sex of referent, sex of field, and sex of attributes. Dependent variables were academic competence, personal dynamics, general rating, effort/ability, and luck. Perception of the applicant was affected by the rater's sex and attitude toward women and the match between the applicant's sex with gender of the chosen field of study. Masculine attributes were associated with academic competency. Males more often attributed success to effort/ability. Perception of luck in success was related to match of sex of referent, field, and attributes. The appendix contains an example of the attitude inventory on feminism. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Research Council.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gender Identity; Masculinity Femininity Variable
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11-15, 1983). The appendices may be marginally legible due to broken type.