ERIC Number: ED168690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Sex-Role Attitudes, Behaviors, and Personality Traits and a Two-Year Follow-Up Study of Male Day Care Teachers.
Robinson, Bryan E.
This paper reports results of a follow-up telephone survey of the job turnover rates of 20 male and 20 female day care teachers and 20 male engineers who had previously participated in a study of sex-role attitudes, behaviors and personality traits. (The teachers were initially matched for age, education and day care center, and the engineers were matched with the teachers for age and education.) The follow-up survey, conducted two years after initial contact had been made, revealed that only 30 percent of the male teachers had remained in the same setting and job status (compared to 50 percent of the women and 70 percent of the engineers). While 79 percent of the male teachers who had changed positions had relocated in human services roles, none of the engineers had left their field, and only 35% of the female teachers had left day care. The potential effects of male transiency on children in day care settings are discussed. The paper also reports the earlier study which compared the groups on sex role related personality traits, attitudes, and reinforcement behavior. (BH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 12, 1979); For related document, see ED 140 948