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ERIC Number: ED163021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Pages: 27
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Sex Stereotype Measure II and Sex Attitude Measure. General Information and Manual of Directions.
Williams, John E.; And Others
The Sex Stereotype Measure (SSM II) measures children's knowledge of adult-defined, conventional, sex-trait stereotypes while the Sex Attitude Measure (SAM) measures children's attitudes or evaluative bias toward male and female persons, independent of their stereotype knowledge. Both procedures employ two or three sentence stories and human figure silhouettes, and may be individually administered to younger children and group administered to older ones. Both yield separate male and female scores as well as a composite stereotype score. The SSM II stories are designed to represent traits which adults define as descriptive of the male and female stereotypes. The procedure is composed of 32 stories created to represent the adjectives, or groups of adjectives from the Adjective Check List which college students identified as more descriptive of either males or females. The SAM stories employ positive and negative evaluative adjectives which were originally derived from the evaluation dimension of the semantic differential and have been shown to be effective in measuring children's attitudes. The 24 SAM adjectives are derived from the Preschool Racial Attitude Measure II and the Color Meaning Test II. This manual contains directions for ordering, administering, and scoring both tests, and normative data. The SSM and SAM stories are included, along with a bibliography on their development and use. (CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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