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ERIC Number: ED069795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Pages: 11
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The Masculinity-Femininity Scale in Interest Measurement: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed.
Diamond, Esther E.
The lag that exists between traditional measures of masculinity and femininity in occupational interests and the changing role of women in the world of work is discussed. It is stated that most masculinity-femininity scales in use today measure the degree of conformity with socially and culturally determined sex roles. Scales discussed are the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB), the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey (OIS), the Minnesota Vocational Interest Inventory, and the Kuder Preference Record--Occupational, Form D. What is needed in the way of practice and further research is given as follows: (1) further research on the question of whether separate norms should be developed, for the same occupation, on the basis of sex; (2) newer criterion group data should be developed for all inventories; (3) the term Masculinity/Femininity as applied to psychological scales such as measures of interest should be rejected as an idea whose time has definitely passed; and (4) lack of available data should not be used to limit women's or men's career options. (DB)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kuder Occupational Interest Survey; Strong Vocational Interest Blank