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ERIC Number: ED370040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-25
Pages: 83
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Occupational Sex-Role Stereotyping in Secondary Students.
Long, Maribeth
Research over the past 25 years indicates that children's persistent stereotyping of career roles influences their career choices. The following eight independent variables are examined so as to understand secondary school students' occupational sex-role stereotyping (OSRS): (1) gender; (2) socioeconomic status of the parents; (3) mother's employment outside the home; (4) parent's formal education; (5) family structure; (6) classification of the student; (7) size of school district; and (8) nationality. Scores from the Occupational Sex-Role Stereotyping Instrument supplied the dependent variable. The sample of 173 females and 151 males, representing grades 9 through 12, was from the Midwest. In addition to the OSRS Instrument, participants filled out a demographics questionnaire that addressed the eight independent variables. The following results were obtained: (1) females reported less OSRS than males; (2) white students reported less OSRS than their nonwhite counterparts; (3) no association existed between parents' socioeconomic status and OSRS; (4) OSRS was not affected by mothers working outside the home; (5) the parent's level of education did not influence OSRS; (6) there was no association between family structure and OSRS; (7) a student's classification did not affect his or her OSRS; and (8) no correlation was found between the size of the school and OSRS. (Contains 44 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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