ERIC Number: ED223913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
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Personality Mediators of Sex Differences in Divergent Production.
Marrone, Joseph G.
Recent discussions of sex differences in intellectual abilities concur that such cognitive sex differences are statistically reliable yet small. To examine the variables of anxiety, rigidity, and divergent production, and to demonstrate that meaningful interactions involving the sex variable may be revealed when there are no "simple" sex differences on any of these variables, and that the magnitude of these effects is not inconsequential, subjects (N=275) completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) as well as a 49-item self-report measure of rigidity. Results indicated that complex interactions involving the sex variable were possible even when no "simple" sex differences occurred in the dimensions examined. The findings suggest that the current trend toward more careful appraisals of reported sex differences may be a genuine step forward. (PAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (53rd, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 1982).