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ERIC Number: ED147714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 23
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Are Same-Sex Norms Inadequate in Vocational Interest Inventory Measures?
Friedlander, Jack
The purpose of this study was to determine whether characteristics, attitudes, and self-ratings of males and females as distinct categories showed greater differences than those of two other distinct categories--blacks and whites. A representative national sample of college freshmen with career aspirations in three different areas was divided into four groups on the basis of their race and sex. The results of three discriminant analyses performed separately for students in each occupational category revealed that race was a more important determinant of group difference than was sex. The findings suggest that if norms are to be used, then other criteria such as race, socioeconomic status, and age should also be considered as potential moderator variables in the development of same-sex norms. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977)