ERIC Number: ED181354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Research on a Career Workshop to Reduce Sexism with Women.
O'Neil, James M.; And Others
A four-week career workshop was designed to provide college women on a large midwestern campus with information about sexism, sex roles, career planning, and career resources in an effort to sensitize them to past sex role biases. Portions of a 28-minute color video tape (not included in this document) were presented to the subjects and discussed each week in small groups. The video tape presentation is a direct application of a model depicting factors affecting both sex role socialization and career planning processes. A sample of the women (N=60) was divided into treatment and control groups. Treatment effects were assessed by means of five career and sex role instruments in a pretest-posttest-control group design. Results indicated that the treatment subjects spent more time thinking about career planning; described themselves as more masculine; and reported investigative, social and enterprising careers as more appropriate career choices than did control group subjects. Future research is recommended to sensitize students to the effects of sexism and past sex role socialization on career decision making. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979); Best copy available.