ERIC Number: ED257004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-20
Reference Count: 0
Chinese and Japanese American Student Attitudes toward Male/Female Roles.
Engel, John W.; Dickson, Carol A.
While American attitudes appear to be changing in the direction of increased acceptance of women's employment and men's involvement in parenting and homemaking, research on sex role attitudes has focused primarily on middle class Caucasian subjects, thereby neglecting the minority groups that make up American society. Chinese (N=69) and Japanese (N=244) American college students completed questionnaires measuring sex role beliefs and attitudes toward women's employment. While the results comparing the sex role beliefs revealed no significant differences for women, Chinese- and Japanese-American men were found to differ significantly on four of nine items. The results comparing attitudes toward women's employment revealed that Chinese- and Japanese-American women differed significantly on three of nine items, while Chinese- and Japanese-American men differed significantly on six of nine items. Chinese-American men were found to be more traditional or conservative than Japanese-American men in nine out of ten cases where significant differences were found, while Japanese-American women were more traditional than Chinese-American women in two out of three cases where significant differences were found. (Tables listing the variables studied, with results, are appended). (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (65th, San Jose, CA, April 18-21, 1985). The research was supported by the Hawaii Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.