ERIC Number: ED246335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Subject Variables on Sex-Role Attitudes toward Occupations.
Geffner, Robert; And Others
Research has indicated that students still seem to rate occupations according to sex role stereotypes. To determine the influence of subject variables on occupational ratings, 105 students and 76 nonstudents rated 35 occupations on various dimensions including masculinity/femininty, and status. Analysis of results indicated substantial sex role stereotyping of occupations along the masculinity/femininity dimension. More than half the occupations were significantly stereotyped by some group. Older nonstudents and older male students (those over age 35) stereotyped occupations the most, while younger nonstudents and older female students stereotyped the least. In general, males tended to stereotype more often than females. There were fewer significant findings for the status dimension, with fewer occupations yielding significant differences. Demographic variables did not have as much impact on status as they did for masculinity/femininity. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (64th, Los Angeles, CA, April 5-8, 1984). For related document, see CG 017 576.