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ERIC Number: ED408518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-10
Pages: 14
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Gender-Role Stereotypes in Clinical Judgments.
Seem, Susan R.; And Others
To test a previous study on therapist bias and to investigate whether gender-role stereotypes continue to influence judgments of mental health workers, 55 Master's-level counselors-in-training, from 2 different programs, were administered questionnaires. Each item in the questionnaire was rated on a seven-point scale, with one pole being typically masculine and the other pole being typically feminine. Each questionnaire was preceded by the directions, "imagine that you are going to meet a person for the first time and the only thing you know in advance is that the person is an 'adult male,''adult female,' or 'adult'". Preliminary analyses of the responses suggest that gender-role stereotypes affect counselors-in-training to a lesser extent when compared to participants in a 1970 study. Nevertheless, these stereotypes are still present when judging the mental health of women, men, and adults. The results are inconclusive because of the small number of participants, particularly male participants (N=16). Additional data is being collected to follow up on the findings in both the factor analyses and the agreement scores. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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