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ERIC Number: ED131336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Sex-Role Perceptions of North Dakota Vocational Educators. Final Report. Research Series No. 38.
Dittman, Jennette K.
The assessment of sex-role perceptions of vocational educators was planned as a means of addressing the issues of sexism and sex-role stereotyping in vocational education in North Dakota. The stratified random sample consisted of 396 vocational teachers, administrators, and counselors. Bem's Sex-Role Inventory was used to assess the subjects' sex-role perceptions. The testing of the hypotheses resulted in the following conclusions: (l) Vocational educators were highly consistent in the sex-role perceptions; subjects in all subsamples perceived males as masculine-typed and females as feminine-typed, suggesting predominantly stereotyped views, (2) female subjects viewed themselves as being significantly less sex-typed than did male subjects, (3) both male and female subjects described males and females as more significantly sex-typed than they perceived themselves to be, (4) androgynous subjects perceived a significantly smaller difference between males and females than did more sex-typed subjects, and (5) there appeared to be a tempering of the exaggerations of masculinity and femininity by androgynous individuals. In addition to a description of the procedures and presentation of the results, the report presents a review of the literature and a bibliography. The Bem Sex-Role Inventory is appended. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck. Research Coordinating Unit.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Univ., Fargo. Coll. of Home Economics.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota