ERIC Number: ED112271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Sex-Role Socialization and Employment Realities: Implications for Vocational Interest Measures. ACT Research Report No. 68.
Prediger, Dale J.; Cole, Nancy S.
Methods for reporting vocational interests which do and do not reflect sex-role stereotypes are examined. Interest inventory validation procedures based on the prediction of occupational preference and group membership are shown to favor inventories providing scores that reflect past sex-role stereotypes and current employment inequities. Reporting and validation procedures minimizing these shortcomings are suggested. These procedures, which are supported by past practice and recent research, result in similar distributions of career options for men and women. Finally, career counseling problems arising from the confounding of reports of human interests with current employment realities are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Planning, Employment Patterns, Interest Inventories, Sex Stereotypes, Socialization, Test Validity, Vocational Interests
ACT Publications, American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 (HC-$1.00, check or money order must accompany request)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.