ERIC Number: ED404465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Program Participants Increase Equitable Attitudes.
New Jersey Research Bulletin, n20 Spr 1996
In 1996, the effectiveness of New Jersey's Perkins Act-funded single parent/displaced homemaker and gender equity programs were evaluated by using a modified version of MacDonald's Sex Role Survey to determine the effects of program participation on participants' attitudes toward four dimensions of sex equity: work, behavior, equity, and home. Participants completed the survey before beginning their program and 6 weeks after having completed the program segment most likely to affect their attitudes toward sex stereotypes. Matched pretest and posttest data were collected for 1,992 program participants throughout the state. As in 1995, the mean posttest score for all participants significantly exceeded the mean pretest score, thus indicating that program participation caused participants to develop more equitable attitudes. Caucasian participants had the highest mean posttest score. Females demonstrated significant attitude changes on all four dimensions of the survey whereas males demonstrated significant attitude change only on the behavior dimension. When the scores were analyzed by age, the most significant changes occurred in the work dimension. All four racial groups studied demonstrated significant attitude changes on the work dimension; however, only Black and Caucasian participants demonstrated significant attitude changes on the behavior dimensions. (Contains 13 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Bilingual Education and Equity Issues.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Univ., Upper Montclair, NJ. Career Equity Assistance Center for Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990