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Effectiveness of a Brief Intervention Strategy in Changing Attitudes Toward Women.
Bowman, Phyllis; Nickerson, Eileen T.
This study was done to evaluate the effectiveness of a one and a half hour workshop on changing attitudes toward women. The subjects were 34 counselors who attended a workshop entitled "Intervention Strategies for Modifying Sex Stereotypes." The 27-item alternate forms were devised out of the full scale 55-item Attitudes Toward Women Scale and were called Form A and Form B. Eigthteen counselors received Form A as a pretest and Form B as a posttest and 16 counselors received Form B as a pretest and Form A as a posttest. Twenty-one subjects returned the follow-up questionnaire (same as posttest) sent to them one month later. The results showed that counselors' attitudes became significantly more liberalized after the workshop and that these changes were retained at the time of follow-up, regardless of which form was administered. The finding is interpreted as bolstering the worthwhileness of offering a short-term workshop to modify sex-stereotypic attitudes. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Nation Association of School Psychologists (7th, Atlanta, Georgia, January 18-19, 1975); not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document