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ERIC Number: ED409456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 12
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The Influence of Gender and Family Role on Perceptions of Suitability of Occupational Choice.
Scott, Judith
The effects of gender and family role on college students' perception of the suitability or unsuitability of specific occupational choices were examined. Undergraduate college students (132 males and 136 females) completed a questionnaire asking them to rate on a 5-point Likert scale the suitability of 60 selected occupations for either men, women, mothers, or fathers. The 60 occupations were drawn from Holland's 6 occupational scales, with 10 occupations randomly selected from each of the 6 groups. On the realistic and enterprising occupational scales, mean suitability ratings were significantly higher for men compared to women, for men compared to mothers, and for fathers compared to mothers. On the investigative occupational scale, mean suitability scores were significantly higher for fathers compared to mothers. On the artistic occupational scale, mean suitability scores were higher for women compared to men. On the social occupational scale, mean suitability scores were higher for men compared to women, for men compared to mothers, and for fathers compared to mothers. Both men and women college students appeared to be similarly influenced by the stimulus categories of men, women, fathers, and mothers. (The questionnaire is appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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