ERIC Number: ED334034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
American Indian Women: The Double Bind.
Warner, Linda Sue
This study investigated the relationship between variables of ethnic and sex-role stereotype and job satisfaction based on Festinger's dissonance avoidance theory and Bruner and Tagirui's implicit personality theory. The respondents were 114 American Indian female supervisors, out of a representative sample of 200. The data were collected using a three-part questionnaire developed for this study. Ethnic stereotype was measured using indicators of cross-cultural, reciprocal, and self-stereotype. Sex role stereotype was measured using indicators of self-image, males' stereotype of feminine women and women's perceptions of males' stereotype of feminine women. Job satisfaction was measured using indicators of the social aspects of the job, intrinsic aspects, situational determinants, ecological environment, and compensation. The data were analyzed by multivariate regression techniques. The regression coefficient of ethnic stereotype and sex-role stereotype on job satisfaction was .22 and .37, respectively. The variables of ethnic and sex-role stereotype had a .60 correlation. The findings suggest that American Indian female supervisors feel that being seen in the role of the female American Indian supervisor has influenced them negatively. The study is applicable to employers of minority women who work in a supervisory educational setting and raises questions of equal opportunity and equity within educational systems. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of School Administrators (New Orleans, LA, March 1-4, 1991).