ERIC Number: ED159207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Sex-Role Attitude Items and Scales from U.S. Sample Surveys.
Mason, Karen Oppenheim; And Others
This introductory guide to sex role attitude measures used in the United States was designed to aid researchers in finding items for surveying sex role attitudes. Measures devised or published after July, 1974, or those used only in foreign surveys are not included. The compendium focuses on measures of peoples' attitudes rather than their behavior, and covers sex roles in specific institutional areas (including the family, the labor force, the educational system, the political system, and the military). Items are categorized by the way in which women vs. men should behave or be treated within the institution, perception of actual treatment of men and women within the institutional context, and respondent's action orientation towards, or recommendations for change in, the institution. These categories are also used to organize items having a general sex role reference rather than an institutional one. These items encompass attitudes towards general norms about the behavior of men and women (with a focus on primary group situations), sex trait stereotypes, discrimination, and the women's liberation movement. References to at least one study or article in which the measure is used are given for each item. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A