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ERIC Number: ED146473
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Personality Characteristics and Psychological Androgyny of Academic Women.
Puig-Casauranc, Maria del Carmen
This study investigates females in three fields of academic study thought to be male-dominated, female-dominated, or dominated by neither sex. The women were compared in relation to personality characteristics selected from the subscales of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) which have been stereotypically associated with masculinity and femininity, as well as on their degree of psychological androgyny defined by the Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI). The 185 subjects, consisting of junior and senior women in nine academic departments in a land grant university, were grouped to compose the traditional, non-traditional and neutral fields and were administered both the EPPS and the BSRI. Generally, the data yielded a consistent and integrated pattern when interpreted jointly. The fact that the neutral group was involved to a considerable degree in the comparison tends to suggest that the differentiation between the neutral and traditional groups might have been an artificial one. This suggests that the differences were essentially between the traditional and non-traditional groups as anticipated. (Author/PFS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 11-14, 1977)