ERIC Number: ED283096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: 0
Women's Participation in Behavioral and APA Journals.
Morris, Edward K.; And Others
Concern about the professional socialization of women in academic positions has increased markedly in recent years. This study examined women's participation in behavioral journals and journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) in terms of journal authorship and the composition of journal editorial boards. Behavioral journals coded for study were "The Behavior Analyst,""Journal for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior,""Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis," and "Behaviorism." APA journals coded were "American Psychologist,""Journal of Experimental Psychology,""Journal of Abnormal Psychology," and "Psychological Review." The results for behavioral journals suggest that women are contributing more often to applied behavior analysis than to basic research or formal conceptual analysis. The overall findings revealed that women's participation in behavioral and APA journals, as authors, editors, and editorial board members, has been considerably below that of men. These differences, however, appear to be lessening. Comparison of behavioral and APA journals revealed no great or systematic differential in authorship or editorial board membership. Future research should examine women's participation in journals in relation to the base-rate of women academic professionals overall. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Association for Behavior Analysis Convention (13th, Nashville, TN, May 25-28, 1987).