ERIC Number: ED164552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
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Development of the Tredyffrin/Easttown Sex Fairness Survey.
Blair, Mark W.; And Others
The Tredyffrin/Easttown Sex Fairness Survey was designed to assess sex fairness in attitudes toward both sexes in work, home, educational, social, and other contexts. Each subscale contains positively and negatively worded Likert-type items of three types: trait to group; role to group; and judgment of individuals based on group. A preliminary test was administered to three different groups of adults and a high school sample; factor analysis resulted in male and female factors. An examination of test reliability indicated that it was internally consistent and supported the two-factor construction. Construct validity was supported by the high correlations between trait to group, role to group, and individual judgment based on group items. Concurrent validity was also examined, using a semantic differential assessment of attitude toward gender. Although this instrument was reliable, it did not correlate with the original Sex Fairness Survey, or support its validity. A second administration of both instruments to a sample of over 1,000 individuals produced similar results. The final 84-item Sex Fairness Survey and the 25-item semantic differential (used once to describe males, once females) are appended. (GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.