ERIC Number: ED200875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Sex Roles and Career Decision-Making Process in Young Women.
Sola, Janet L.
During the heightened self-consciousness of adolescence, reevaluation and modifications in self-perceptions and sex-role orientations generally take place. Therefore, a developmental perspective is needed to investigate the adoption of sex-typed, cross sex-typed, or non sex-typed attitudes and behaviors. Young women (N=226) responded to a longitudinal study by completing the Bem Sex Role Inventory and the Assessment of Career Decision-Making. In addition to information concerning sex-role attributions, data were obtained to assess progress in making career decisions and styles involved in such decision-making. Although no relationships were found between any sex-role variables and career progress scores, these self-attributions were related to decision-making styles. A rational style was characteristic of masculine and androgynous subjects, while feminine and undifferentiated subjects were similar in their preference for a dependent mode. The relationship between style scores and masculinity or femininity scores surfaced by the senior year in high school. The predictability of career decision-making styles from the masculinity component was observed. (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 (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).