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ERIC Number: ED185932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Selected Personality Variables of Students in Single-Sex and Coeducational Residence Halls.
Young, Donna; And Others
Selected personality variables of college students who reside under different living arrangements were studied to determine the effect of student's type of housing, gender, and enrollment classification. A sample of students living in residential halls at Maryville College were administered the Attitude Toward Women Scale (ATWS), the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI), and Sex-Role Stereotype Questionnaire in the fall of 1977. In the spring of 1978 the inventories were readministered. Results indicate that differences/similarities on personality variables of students in different residence settings is related to the students' sex, enrollment classification, and type of housing. Females' attitudes toward women as measured by the ATWS were significantly more liberal than males' on both pretest and posttest measures. Men in coed halls had significantly more liberal attitudes toward women than men in single-sex halls. Based on BSRI results, students living in coed halls were fairly equally divided on masculine and feminine sex-role orientation. Men in single-sex dorms were more masculine in their orientation while women in single-sex dorms were more feminine. Sex-Role Stereotype Questionnaire results indicate that the college males and females viewed males and females in traditional roles. Although females showed more liberal attitudes toward women, their own self-report showed them to be traditional in social orientation and to incorporate feminine characteristics in their sex-role orientation. Recommendations for further research are offered. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 1980)