ERIC Number: ED124848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-4
Reference Count: 0
Research on Counselor Discrimination Against Female Clients.
Donahue, Thomas J.
The significant research dealing with counselor bias toward women in vocational and personal guidance is presented. Many of the well-known studies in this area have been done in Michigan, using Michigan counselors as subjects. Studies done by Abramowitz, Broverman, Donahue, Goldberg, Hawley, Pringle, Slossberg, and Thomas, as well as The American Psychological Association's report of the task force on sex bias and sex role stereotyping in psychotherapeutic practice, and the report of the task force on sex stereotyping in Michigan schools are discussed. Special emphasis is placed on personal and environmental characteristics which tend to cause bias, such as a counselor's mother's educational attainment, the demographic location of the counselor's work setting, the sex and age of the counselor, client dependency, and client deviate or conforming career goals. The paper concludes with a discussion about the value, significance, and reliability of the findings, and a brainstorming session on ways to end this bias, which is usually nonmalicious, unconscious, and prevalent throughout our culture. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the 10th Anniversary Meeting of the Michigan Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, Michigan, November 2-4, 1975)