ERIC Number: ED192034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-26
Reference Count: 0
Research on a Workshop to Sensitize Women to the Effects of Sexism and Sex Role Socialization on Their Career Planning.
O'Neil, James M.; And Others
Research assessed the impact of a treatment designed to sensitize college freshman and sophomore women to the effects of sexism and sex role socialization factors on their career planning and to expand their current sex role attitudes and self concepts. College women on a large midwestern campus participated in a four-week career workshop. Portions of a twenty-eight minute color videotape were presented to subjects and discussed each week in small groups. The videotape presentation was a direct application of a model depicting factors affecting both sex role socialization and career planning processes. A sample of sixty college women 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 treatment subjects spent more time thinking about their career planning, described themselves as more masculine, and reported investigative, social, and enterprising careers as more appropriate career choices than control group subjects. Future research and interventions were recommended to sensitize students to the effects of sexism and past sex role socialization on career decision making. (Three data tables and an extensive reference list are appended.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. General Research Fund.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, 1979).