ERIC Number: ED205163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-28
The Persistence of Effects. A Supplement to "An Evaluation of FREESTYLE: A Television Series to Reduce Sex Role Stereotypes."
Johnston, Jerome; Davidson, Terrence
This report describes a follow-up study of the persistence of the effects of the FREESTYLE experiment, which had indicated that this television series was capable of bringing about large changes in the sex role orientation of 9-to-12-year-olds. Designed to determine whether the effects associated with a 4 month media intervention could be found to persist after a 9 month period during which there was no continued intervention, this study used questionnaires identical to those used for the original pre-test and post-test in the FREESTYLE experiment. The questionnaires were completed by 459 students, or 78 percent of the original panel. This report includes a description of the strategy used for measuring persistence, as well as content areas where FREESTYLE had had large effects. These include girls in athletics, mechanics, and leadership roles; boys in helping and leadership roles; and adult job roles. Supporting charts and graphs are provided, and a table of the mean scores across time for 14 FREESTYLE indexes is appended. (CHC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.
Note: For a related document, see ED 170 543 and ED 191 169. Best copy available.