Effect of a gender conscious career awareness program on grade five students

Sullivan, Sheila B. (1994) Effect of a gender conscious career awareness program on grade five students. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a six-week, Gender Conscious, Career Awareness Program on sex-role stereotypes and career aspirations of low SES grade five students (N = 44). The study used a quasi-experimental, nonequivalent control group design to determine the effect of the treatment on seven dependent variables: sex-role stereotypes, male occupations for girls, male occupations for boys, male occupations for me, female occupations for girls, female occupations for boys, and female occupations for me. Qualitative data in the form of open-ended questions concerning hopes, worries and expectations concerning future jobs was also collected. Multivariate analysis of variance was used to assess the quantitative data and determine the effect of treatment on the seven dependent variables. Qualitative data on the open-ended questionnaire was examined according to number and type (traditional, non-traditional) of jobs chosen as hopes, expectations and worries, and the degree of elaboration provided. Results showed that there was no significant effect of treatment on the dependent variables. However, there were significant differences for gender. As well, the interaction between treatment group and gender approached significance. There were no significant changes on the open-ended questions from pretest to posttest.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5029
Item ID: 5029
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 131-148.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1994
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Sex role; School children--Attitudes; Counseling in elementary education; Vocational interests--Sex differences

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