ERIC Number: ED176081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Sex-Role Stereotyping and Sex Bias--A Vocational Education Project. Final Report, No. 15-79, September 1, 1977 through June 1, 1979.
Westbrook, Franklin D.
The Dominant Characteristics Inventory (DCI) was administered to 836 university undergraduates, 666 college professors of mathematics, chemistry, English, modern foreign languages, history, and physical education, and 752 high school teachers of the same subjects. Data from the college students were used to assess the reliability and validity of the DCI and the comparability of male and female responses to its traits. College professor data were used to establish worker profiles to which high school teacher profiles were compared. It was established that the DCI traits are reliable and valid; males and females respond to them similarly; workers from an occupational group respond similarly; there are basic similarities between the responses to DCI traits by workers who perform at different levels within an occupational group, regardless of race; and fifty satisfied workers can produce a reliable profile for an occupational group. Two other inventories which use DCI variables (traits) or activity statements--the Dominant Characteristics Inventory-Secondary Level and the Preferred Activities Inventory (PAI)--were administered to adolescents and children, respectively, to determine how early in a person's life the DCI traits are recognizable. It was determined that pre-school children can respond meaningfully to the activity statements of the PAI and parents confirm their preferences. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Change, Career Choice, Females, Individual Characteristics, Males, Measurement Instruments, Occupational Clusters, Preschool Children, Professors, Research Reports, Secondary School Teachers, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Validity, Vocational Education, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.