ERIC Number: ED292049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
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Broverman Revisited: Clinicians' Sex Role Stereotyping in the 1980s.
Feuer, Robert A.; Tyndall, Larry W.
In 1970, Broverman, Broverman, Clarkson, Rosenkrantz, and Vogel administered a Stereotype Questionnaire to 79 male and female clinically trained psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. The study concluded that sex bias was demonstrated in that clinicians' trait ascriptions given to the mentally healthy adult person did not differ significantly from traits ascribed to the mentally healthy adult male, but did differ significantly from traits ascribed to the mentally healthy adult female. A study was conducted as a modified replication of the Broverman et al. work using the short form of the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI). Additionally, mental health clinicians' (N=106) personal sex role orientations were compared with their sex role ratings of the mentally healthy person, woman, and man. Sex role ascriptions were found to be a function of rater gender, BSRI scale, and the rated target. The mentally healthy person and woman were rated as androgynous. The mentally healthy man was rated as masculine. In general, clinicians were found to rate theoretical targets with the same sex role orientation as they rated themselves. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (95th, New York, NY, August 28-September 1, 1987).