ERIC Number: ED211889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Sex Differences in Graduate Psychology Trainees: Dilemmas of Externships?
Conoley, Jane Close
Despite the efforts of counselor educators, female graduate psychology trainees still tend to receive more negative ratings than male trainees. To study this observation, 21 graduate students were evaluated by male and female supervisors. Input process and outcome variables were analyzed. The data showed that young women psychologists worked mainly with same sex consultees of relatively low status in the organization. Males were more likely to be involved with administrative staff, who were often males. Male trainees tended to stay more actively involved with their cases. In open-ended questions, females received more comments about their appearance; women were also apparently given a narrower range of appropriate behavior in terms of aggressiveness. The findings indicate that teaching may not be enough to create changes in this observed phenomenon. (JAC)
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 (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).