ERIC Number: ED206986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Role Model Choice: Who Do Women Say Their Models Are?
Gaeddert, William P.; And Others
Although both men and women usually name same-sex role models, women are more likely than men to choose models of the opposite sex. The operation of role models and women's achievement patterns has received increased attention from researchers who have assumed that certain groups, i.e., mothers, teachers, operate as role models when attributes of the "model" and women's achievements are related. Questionnaires were completed by male and female subjects, ranging in age from young children to older adults, to indicate their role model choice. Females and males predominantly chose same-sex models. However, females were more likely than males to make cross-sex choices; the respondent's age did not affect this finding. Females' most frequent choice was no role model at all, followed by female entertainers, mothers, famous women, male nonrelatives, and female teachers. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (53rd, Detroit, MI, April 30-May 2, 1981).