ERIC Number: ED341842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Attitude Change, Educational Opportunities, Employed Women, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Nondiscriminatory Education, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Womens Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Los Angeles, CA, December 1991).