Women's sex-role attitudes: A historical perspective


  • Clare Rose

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    • Clare Rose is Director of the Center for Professional Development, Office of the Chancellor, California State University and Colleges system. She received her doctorate from UCLA, where she was involved in research on the social psychology of students and the impact of college. She has taught curriculum and instructional development to faculty at all levels of education, served as evaluation consultant to numerous schools and colleges, and is currently testing the impact of alternative types of faculty development programs in the State University system. She has been selected to appear in the 1975 Who's Who in World Women and is President of the Evaluation and Training Institute.


Historical, sociological, and psychological factors have influenced women's self-concepts, and their sex-role attitudes, in turn, have influenced their productivity. An empirical study of eight thousand college women supports these contentions.