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ERIC Number: ED097361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Minimizing Sex Bias in Interest Measurement Through the Context of Testing and Interpretive Materials.
These guidelines deal specifically with the context in which the measurement of interests occurs and the interpretive materials which are made available to test users. They are classified and discussed in three categories: guidelines intended to inform the test user of possible factors influencing a sex-biased response on interest inventories; guidelines intended to eliminate overt sex bias through modifying language and examples presented in interpretive materials; and guidelines intended for research, examining the context of testing and recommending orientation sessions to help respondents examine sex-role stereotypic sets toward activities and occupations. Previous research shows women's responses change under instructions designed to change the sex-stereotypes set; research on the psychology of women has examined career stereotypes, role stereotypes and the motive to avoid success. Research on the effect of orientation and set should take these variables into account, and a variety of studies can be undertaken to examine the effect of modifications in testing context on the validity of interest measurement for women. (Author/SE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1974)