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ERIC Number: ED151665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-29
Pages: 14
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Modeling Influences on the Achievement of College Men and Women.
Severance, Laurence J.; Gottsegen, Abby J.
This study examined the influence of male and female models on the expectancies, achievement, and attributions of college students. A factorial design varied sex of subjects (male, female), sex of models (male, female), and causal attribution offered by models for completion of a novel task (effort, luck, ability, task difficulty). Females' expectancies for success were lower than males' expectancies. Overall, performances were not different between the sexes. However, a sex by model by attribution interaction showed that male and female performances were enhanced by different model-attibution combinations. Results were discussed in terms of attribution theory and social comparison processes. (Author)
L. J. Severance, Department of Psychology, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977)