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ERIC Number: ED146514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-6
Pages: 7
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Development of Sex-Role Attitudes.
Etaugh, Claire
Current literature on sex-role attitudes has several shortcomings, including a paucity of longitudinal and developmental data. Cross-sectional data collected in the mid-1970's indicate that college students express more liberal attitudes toward women with increasing years of college attendance. This shift could be due to intraindividual changes or to differential drop-out of more traditionally oriented students. Longitudinal research by this author and colleagues supports the intraindividual shift hypothesis. In addition, differential dropout of relatively traditional students seems to be involved for women but not for men. Several demographic correlates of sex-role attitudes in college students have been identified. On the average, students with more liberal views are female, major in liberal arts, are less religious, get better grades, and come from larger communities. Cross-sectional studies of sex-role attitudes in children indicate that older students (grades 7-11) express more liberal views toward women's role than do younger students (grades 4-6). At all ages studied, females are less traditional than males. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, Illinois, May 5-7, 1977); Best copy available