ERIC Number: ED155568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Sex Role Values: A Neglected Factor in Career Decision Making Theory.
Tittle, Carol K.; And Others
This paper is concerned with the relationship of three areas: sex roles, values, and career decision making. The first section is a background statement, briefly reviewing relevant literature to document values in relation to career decision making. The second section examines definitions of values and how values are related to sex roles, both expectations and behaviors. The third section presents preliminary findings of a pilot study which examined the responses of high school students to sets of value terms in the areas of marriage, parenthood, and occupations. Preliminary evidence from the study indicates that many of the values or needs related to marriage, parenthood and occupations may be evaluated similarly by males and females. However, clear sex differences exist in the preferred work patterns: males tended to rate full-time career higher than females did. The last section summarizes the implications of the present work on values related to sex roles. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977)