This work was supported by the UPRES Vieillissement, Rythmicité et Developpement Cognitif. The authors are grateful to Paul Sorum and Jolyan Barthorpe for their comments on the manuscript.
Perception of Occupational Gender Typing: A Replication on European Samples of Shinar's (1975) and Beggs and Doolittle's (1993) Studies1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 430–441, February 2000
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MUÑOZ SASTRE, M. T., FOUQUEREAU, E., IGIER, V., SALVATORE, N. and MULLET, É. (2000), Perception of Occupational Gender Typing: A Replication on European Samples of Shinar's (1975) and Beggs and Doolittle's (1993) Studies. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30: 430–441. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2000.tb02324.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
College students' perceptions of the gender typing of 129 occupations were gathered from Spanish and French samples and compared with those reported by Shinar (1975) and Beggs & Doolittle (1993). Questionnaires were completed by 202 females and 158 males. As in the American studies, a continuum of the perception of occupations from feminine to masculine was replicated. The results indicate that (a) general mean ratings are closer to the masculine pole than to the feminine pole of the response scale, (b) European mean ratings are more gender-neutral than are American mean ratings, (c) linear correlations between all four sets of ratings are very high, and (d) the linear association between French ratings and official employment figures for women in France is high.