ERIC Number: ED197249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Sex-Role Identity, Sex-Role Attitudes, and Women's Achievement Motivation.
Jacobson, Sheryl F.
Results from comparable studies on the experimental arousal of achievement motivation with female subjects are often inconsistent and contradictory with the findings for males. The sex-role identity, sex-role attitudes, and experimental arousal of achievement motivation were investigated for 180 female undergraduate subjects. Experimental and control groups completed a pretest Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) need achievement measure, the Bem Sex Role Inventory, and the Attitudes Toward Women Scale. Subjects received the experimental treatments and posttest TAT a week later. Women with high masculinity displayed greater need achievement in the social arousal condition; women with low masculinity displayed greater need achievement in the intellectual arousal condition. Femininity was positively related to achievement motivation, regardless of condition. Sex-role attitudes were unrelated to need achievement scores. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978).