Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1995

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to investigate occupational sex-role stereotyping in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. The independent variables investigated were: gender, grade level, job status of the mother, family structure, formal education of the father, formal education of the mother, ethnic group, self-reported grades, and size of school. The dependent variable was Occupational Sex-Stereotyping scores. The sample consisted of 136 elementary students. Nine composite null hypotheses were tested at the .05 level. Each composite null hypothesis was tested employing a three-way analysis of variance (general linear model). A total of 41 comparisons were made plus 21 recurring. Of the 41 comparisons 9 were for main effects and 32 were for interactions. Of the 9 main effects 1 was statistically significant at the .05 level. The statistically significant main effect was for ethnic group. The results indicated that students of other ethnic groups (Hispanic, African American, Native American, and Asian) had statistically greater occupational sex-role stereotyping than white students. The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations: 1. students of other ethnic groups (Hispanic, African American, Native American, and Asian) occupational sex-role stereotype more than white students, 2. gender of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students is not associated with occupational sex-role stereotyping, 3. grade level (4th, 5th, and 6th) IS not associated with occupational sex-role stereotyping, 4. Job status of the mothers of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students is not associated with occupational sex-role stereotyping, 5. family structure in which 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students live is not associated with occupational sex-role stereotyping, 6. formal education of the fathers of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students is not associated with occupational sex-role stereotyping, 7. formal education of the mothers of 4th. 5th, and 6th grade students is not associated with occupational sex-role stereotyping, 8. self reported grades of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students is not associated with occupational sex-role stereotyping , and 9. the size of school attended by 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students is not associated with occupational sex-role stereotyping.

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Copyright 1995 Darlene A. Smith

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