ERIC Number: ED189488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
The Role of Sex Stereotyping in Children's Occupational Selection.
O'Connor, Patricia A.
The process of occupational selection has been the subject of extensive research, particularly the extent to which sex stereotypes of occupations account for occupational choice. It was hypothesized that the inclination to select sex-stereotyped occupations would account for significantly more of the generalized variance in children's occupational choice than would gender or the tendency to choose powerful, prestigious, or complex occupations or occupations requiring strength or gentleness. Students at various educational levels (N=417) completed questionnaires dealing with occupational preference and choice. Results supported the hypothesis. Further analyses revealed that the sex of the subject was also an important factor in occupational choice. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (51st, Hartford, CT, April 9-12, 1980).