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ERIC Number: ED341842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Finnish Comprehensive Vocational Institute Teachers' Gender-Role Attitudes.
Lasonen, Johanna; And Others
A study was conducted to determine Finnish vocational teachers' gender-role attitudes. It also identified the personal and professional variables that best explained the variance in gender-role attitudes. The sample consisted of 923 comprehensive vocational institute teachers from all major geographical areas of Finland; 92.3 percent returned a survey based on Osmond and Martin's (1975) Sex-Role Attitude Scale. Zero-order correlations and stepwise multiple regression conducted among personal and professional variables (gender, age, household income, teaching general subjects, and marital status) and the gender-role attitudes scale revealed that gender explained most of the variance in gender-role attitudes. The findings among Finnish vocational teachers paralleled those of U.S. studies. Male and older teachers with less education had more traditional gender-role attitudes than female and younger teachers. Teachers and administrators may need training in more gender-equitable teaching and in awareness of their nonverbal behavior; such training can contribute to less gender-biased schools. (Appendixes include 20 references and 4 data tables.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers: Finland
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Los Angeles, CA, December 1991).