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ERIC Number: ED262274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Attitudes of 5th and 8th Grade Students toward Traditional Sex-Role Typed Occupations.
Shaw, Edward L., Jr.; Gorrell, Jeffrey
A study examined the attitudes of a group of 66 fifth and eighth graders in four classes in an intermediate school located in rural southeast Louisiana toward a set of traditional sex role-typed occupations. Age (grade level) did not appear to influence students' attitudes toward the interrelationship of sex and occupational choice. Furthermore, there did not appear to be any significant differences between the sexes with regard to generalized attitudes toward traditional male, traditional female, and sex-neutral occupations. Those students surveyed appeared to be relatively open and nonconservative when asked about the relation between sex and career choice for others as an abstract, generalized body; however, there was evidence that deeper attitudes, reflected by self-efficacy beliefs, led students of both sexes to be more traditional when contemplating their own future jobs. It was recommended that similar research be conducted with older student populations to see whether these attitudes persist. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana