ERIC Number: ED176107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Interaction of Sex Role Bias in Attitudes of Vocational Educators and Students Associated with Students' Entry in Non-Stereotyped Programs of Vocational Education. Final Report.
Handley, Herbert M.; Walker, Ronald D.
A study was conducted to assess the relationship of attitudes held by vocational educators, influence of significant others, socioeconomic factors, and the attitudes of students, themselves, to male and female students' enrollment in either traditional or nontraditional programs of study in vocational education. The sample included 641 secondary level vocational students studying in classes traditionally considered "hard core" male or female programs of vocational education and 84 of their educators. Nontraditional subjects included 44 males and 227 females. Six instruments were employed for data collection. Five of these were constructed and validated in pilot studies. They measured career influences and attitudes of teachers and students toward nontraditional studies and work roles for males and females. Results of the study indicated that teacher attitudes, student attitudes (themselves), perceptions of significant others, and socioeconomic factors, in that order of significance, were useful variables for discriminating between traditional and nontraditional students of both sexes. Ninety-four percent of the female subjects and ninety-eight percent of the male subjects were correctly classified as "traditional" or "nontraditional" by a discriminant function loading with these variables. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Career Choice, Economic Factors, Educational Attitudes, Educational Programs, Enrollment, Measurement Instruments, Parent Attitudes, Relationship, Research Reports, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Influences, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., State College. Bureau of Educational Research.