ERIC Number: ED193099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Development of Sextyping in Adolescent Females: A Longitudinal Study.
Phye, Gary D.; Sola, Janet L.
This paper describes a longitudinal research study on the development of sextyping in adolescent females during their sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school. Each fall the test group of 65 females was administered the Bem Sex Role Inventory. Respondents whose self-perception was characterized as feminine demonstrated consistency across the sophomore and junior years of high school. Those who viewed themselves as androgynous also exhibited a consistent attitude with greatest variability during the sophomore year. The adolescent females who viewed themselves as possessing masculine characteristics at the outset exhibited a dramatic change in self-perception during the sophomore year. The authors discuss at length their use of two data analysis techniques in determining the results of the study. In one instance, the Bem t-test analysis was used as the dependent variable while in the second instance, the simple difference score recommended by R. Strahan was employed. This approach was undertaken in an attempt to determine the advantages of one approach over the other in a longitudinal analysis. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, 1979).