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ERIC Number: ED141711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Effect of the Addition of Neutral Items on IT Scale Scores.
Dickstein, Ellen B.; Seymour, Martha W.
A review of the literature concerning the relative breadths of masculine and feminine sex-role standards in our culture suggested the hypothesis that the addition of neutral items to the IT Scale for Children (a projective measure of sex-role preference) would have a greater effect on boys' scores than girls' scores. Sixteen neutral items were constructed and added to the IT Scale comprising the IT Scale-Neutral Version. Twenty-eight boys and twenty-nine girls between the ages of four years, six months, and six years, eleven were tested with both the original and the neutral versions. Results confirmed the hypothesis. There was a significant difference between scores on the original as compared to the neutral version of the IT Scale for boys, but not for girls. Interview data provided additional information concerning the functioning of the two measures in boys vs. girls. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Psychological Association (Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 29 - May 1, 1976); Best copy available. Tables may not reproduce fully