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ERIC Number: ED137672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Evidence Related to Issues of Sex Bias in Interest Inventories.
Prediger, Dale J.; Hanson, Gary R.
This symposium examines recent research on sex restrictiveness as a potential indicator of sex bias. Two specific questions are addressed: (1) Can useful non-sex-restrictive raw score interest scales be constructed? Research results are reported for more than 10,000 persons in six samples including 9th graders, 11th graders, college-bound students, college sophomores, and adults. (2) Are sex-restrictive interest score reports more valid than non-restrictive reports? Data for two longitudinal validity studies (Ns=1,400 and 1,000) and two concurrent validity studies (Ns=1,400 and 10,500) are summarized. Results of this research, together with research on the construct validity of sex-restrictive and non-restrictive reporting procedures, indicate that sex restrictiveness in interest score reports is not a necessary concomitant of validity; hence it may be indicative of sex bias. (Author/JLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C. September 3-7, 1976)