ERIC Number: ED208289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Women in Medical School.
Bean, Glynis; Kidder, Louise H.
Research on the characteristics of women in non-traditional fields, e.g., medicine, has yielded complex information in terms of adherence to sex-role stereotypes. To determine whether students' attitudes toward helping and achieving followed sex-role typing and were different at various stages in medical school, 384 male and female oncology students completed questionnaires. Results indicated that female students were more helping- and more achievement-oriented than their male counterparts. Students also gave higher ratings to the importance of helpfulness at the end of their medical schooling, but felt less effective in meeting the needs of cancer patients throughout the schooling period. The findings suggest a need to re-evaluate the sex-role stereotypes of women in medicine. (KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Women in Psychology (8th, Boston, MA, March 5-8, 1981).