ERIC Number: ED101233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Race and Sex Differences in Evaluating Women.
Turner, Barbara F.; Turner, Catellano B.
A critical assumption of this study was that self-evaluations are determined largely by evaluations received from others. In two large national samples, although black females and males did not differ in self-evaluations of intelligence, white females rated themselves much lower than did white males. In the current study, white females evaluated other women more favorably than did white male Ss on the factors tapping instrumental characteristics. The authors suggest that the generally derogatory evaluation of women received from the white male Ss, especially with regard to competence and ability characteristics, may indicate an important contributing factor to the relatively low self-esteem of white females that has been reported in many previous studies. It was noted that the black females and males studied, unlike the whites, did not differ in their evaluations of women. The authors warn that the findings should be regarded as tentative, because they were based on responses from a very small college student sample and should be replicated with a larger and more representative sample. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)