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ERIC Number: ED078060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Pages: 14
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The SVIB M-F Scale: Must We Ignore Feminine Aversions for Carburetors?
Campbell, David P.
There are substantial differences in the interests of men and women, reflected by their answers to vocational interest inventories. These differences are not trivial; they persist even in samples of men and women selected for occupational equivalence. The content of the sex differences is diverse. Lumping these differences together into one empirical scoring scale and labeling it "masculinity/femininity" creates more interpretative problems than it solves. The best way to proceed now is to stop using M-F scales and concentrate instead on homogeneous scales -- such as scales for mechanical interests and artistic interests -- so that, for example, a person with strong mechanical interests and weak artistic interests can be described exactly that way with no implication that this pattern connotes masculinity. (Author/CK)
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Note: Paper presented at a symposium of the American Psychological Association (Honolulu, Hawaii, September 1972)