ERIC Number: ED113609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Issues of Sex Bias and Sex Fairness in Career Interest Measurement.
Diamond, Esther E., Ed.
A series of papers and guidelines, resulting from the National Institute of Education (NIE) Career Education Program's study of sex bias and sex fairness in career interest inventories, are presented in the document. Intended for publishers and users of career interest inventories and related services and materials as standards for evaluating sex fairness, the guidelines are presented in the following sections: the inventory itself, technical information, and interpretive information. Eleven papers are presented, dealing with issues identified by the NIE Career Education Program Planning Group study. Chapter topics include: (1) the impact of interest inventories on female career choice: (2) the use and evaluation of interest inventories and simulations; (3-4) technical aspects of interest measurements; (5) the face validity of interest measures; (6) factors affecting a client's view of interest inventories; (7) sex bias in terms of black women; (8) interest inventories and the mature woman; (9) the cost of developing interest inventories; (10) counter-based guidance systems analyses; and (11) legal implications of sex bias in interest inventories. Each paper contains an abstract and is discussed in the overview. Background material is supplied in the forward, and the book is indexed. (LH)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Anthologies, Career Choice, Employed Women, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation, Females, Feminism, Interest Inventories, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Bias, Test Bias, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Career Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Aries Corp., McLean, VA.