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ERIC Number: ED111559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 29
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The Assessment of Role Identity: Problems of Administering the Instrumental Activities Inventory to Inuit Children.
McElroy, Ann
A modified version of the Instrumental Activities Inventory (IAI) was administered to a sample of Canadian Inuit children (41 girls and 37 boys aged 9 to 17 from Frobisher Bay and 40 boys and 35 girls aged 8 to 16 from Pangnirtung) for purposes of assessing role model preferences relative to the socialization process. Consisting of 12 female and 12 male drawings, the modified IAI represented the following role categories: (1) Modern--occupations and activities presently monopolized by Eurocanadians but open to Inuits with specialized training or advanced education (male doctors, teachers, etc., and female nurses, teachers, etc.); (2) Transitional--occupations currently represented by town Inuit of moderate or high levels of acculturation (male airplane mechanics, construction workers, etc., and female cooks, post office clerks, etc.); and (3) Contact-traditional--roles characteristic of either town or land based Inuit which do not require formal education, bilingualism, or wages (male hunters, carvers, etc., and female hunters, skin workers etc.). Responses indicated that Inuit girls were more strongly influenced by Eurocanadian role models than Inuit boys. Since statistical significance depended upon the role categories, it was suggested that further testing include Native role classifications/evaluations and expanded numbers of role types. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada