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ERIC Number: ED130540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-12
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Subject Matter Clues to the Sex of the Writers of Descriptive Themes.
Waters, Betty-Lou
The sex of college freshmen theme writers was identified by analyzing subject matter clues. A sample of 60 descriptive themes was selected for study; half were written by females and half by males. A panel of five female and five male English teachers read the themes and indicated the sex they thought the writers to be as well as the reasons for their decisions. The panel was able to make correct decisions in a significant number of cases. The reasons the panel made their decisions were evaluated as possible criteria for the identification of the sex of the writers. A detailed examination is made of one criteria: sex-based interests, which is divided into the categories of "occupations,""activities," and "environment." (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: For related document see ED 115 113; Paper presented at the Tennessee Conference on Linguistics (Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 12, 1976)