ERIC Number: ED176156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Students' Views on Occupational Sex Stereotyping.
Richards, Diane S.
A study of Indiana high school students sought to identify the extent of nontraditional occupational selection, awareness by the students of sex stereotyping influences, and their strategies for the promotion of educational equity. Results indicated that almost all students (80%) planned to enter occupations traditional for their sex. More females than males select nontraditional roles, with most choices also requiring, as a minimum, a four-year college degree, and they attributed class experience as the major motivating factor. Students named course experience, interests, role models, peers and relatives, economics, and work experience as the factors influencing their career choice. While students offered suggestions for counteracting sex stereotyping, their awareness was not reflected in their own choices. Recommendations resulting from the study proposed unbiased occupational information, recruitment and encouragement, with inservice staff training to facilitate better awareness and techniques, plus classroom changes permitting nontraditional work experience, sex equitable course titles and materials. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: New Educational Directions, Crawfordsville, IN.
Note: For related documents see CG 013 774 and ED 145 135