ERIC Number: ED396163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Occupational Sex-Role Stereotyping in Sixth Grade Students.
Morgison, Brenda K.
A study examined occupational sex-role stereotyping among sixth-grade students. The study sample consisted of 191 sixth-grade students (95 males and 96 females). The students completed demographic and stereotyping questionnaires that were designed to identify correlations between students' sex-role stereotyping and the following variables: gender, parents' socioeconomic status, mother's employment outside the home, mother's level of education, father's level of education, family structure, and nationality. Parents' socioeconomic status, gender, and nationality were all found to be statistically significant at the .05 level. Students who received free lunches reported more occupational sex-role stereotyping than did students who paid reduced prices for lunches, and students paying full prices for lunches manifested the least occupational sex-role stereotyping. Male students reported more occupational sex-role stereotyping than female students did, and Hispanic students reported more occupational sex-role stereotyping than did students belonging to other racial/ethnic groups. No associations were found between level of occupational sex-role stereotyping and the following variables: mother's employment outside the home, parents' level of education, and family structure. (Contains 56 references. Appended are the following: demographic sheet; occupational sex role stereotyping questionnaire; instruction sheet; and letters requesting/granting permission.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Science Thesis, Fort Hays State University.