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ERIC Number: ED119091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 11
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Variables Affecting Assignment of Occupations to Men and Women.
O'Neill, Patrick
Male and female college students were given a questionnaire containing descriptions of four stimulus persons, with gender of stimulus person varied between groups. Subjects selected any of eight occupations for which the stimulus persons might be suited, and they rated the potential of such persons to be good parents. Traditional "masculinity" of the occupation rather than its prestige and status tended to elicit prejudice against women. In addition, for female subjects there was an interaction between personality description and gender of stimulus person that affected judgments of potential child-rearing ability. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975)