Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Patric I. Armstrong

Abstract

The current study examined the extent to which perceptions of occupations, gender identity, and learning experiences impact the magnitude of observed sex differences on interest and confidence in the People-Things and Data-Ideas dimensions that underlie Holland's model of vocational interests. Measures of the perceptions of the prestige and sex ratio of occupations, Bem's (1974) masculinity and femininity constructs, and learning experiences will be used as covariates in a series of multivariate analyses of covariance (MANCOVA) examining sex differences in interests and confidence. Large sex differences were found in interest and confidence along the People-Things dimension, and small sex differences were found in interests and confidence along the Data-Ideas dimension. Sex differences retained a significant impact on interest and confidence in all analyses despite finding many significant covariates. Implications for career counseling and limitations are also discussed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2247

Copyright Owner

Wyndolyn M A Ludwikowski

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

78 pages

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Psychology Commons

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