ERIC Number: ED122167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Sex Differences in Perceptions of Female Success. Research Report No. 2-75
Courtois, Christine; Sedlacek, William E.
A scale to measure fear of women's success (SASWS) modeled after the Situational Attitude Scale (SAS) was administered to 59 upperclass students (33 females, 26 males). Results indicate that both men and women feel that male success is more expected and believable in our society. However, the hypothesis that women show a greater tendency to avoid success was not supported. The situation showing the greatest disparity in support between men and women was where a woman is named head of the Engineering Department. Women were more positive toward this than men. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.