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NCJ Number: 67030 Find in a Library
Title: EXPLORATION OF SEX ROLE CONCEPTS AS THEY REFORM TO SELF CONCEPTS, INSTITUTION PERFORMANCE, AND INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT - RESEARCH REPORT
Author(s): M A CONROW
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE RESULTS OF A STUDY ON SEX-ROLE CONCEPTS AMONG CORRECTIONAL RESIDENTS (FORT WORTH) ARE SUMMARIZED.
Abstract: RECENT RESEARCH ON SEX-ROLE STEREOTYPES HAS SUGGESTED THAT THE TRADITIONAL FEMININE STEREOTYPE MAY BE OPPOSED TO POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH. THE STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO EXPLORE THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SEX-ROLE CONCEPTS AND SELF-ESTEEM AND BETWEEN SEX-ROLE CONCEPTS AND INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT AMONG RESIDENTS OF A FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION (FCI), FORT WORTH, TEXAS. A TOTAL OF 98 RANDOM SUBJECTS (50 PERCENT MALE AND 50 PERCENT FEMALE) COMPLETED THE BERGER SELF CONCEPT SCALE AND THE BEM SEX-ROLE INVENTORY AND WERE RATED ON ADJUSTMENT AND PERFORMANCE VARIABLES BY THREE STAFF MEMBERS. RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE MEAN SELF-ESTEEM SCORE FOR RESIDENTS WAS CONSIDERABLY HIGHER THAN FOR PRISONERS IN GENERAL AND ALMOST AS HIGH AS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS. MORE WOMEN THAN MEN HELD TRADITIONAL SEX-ROLE STEREOTYPES. A SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE CORRELATION EXISTED BETWEEN SELF-ESTEEM SCORE AND MASCULINE SELF-CONCEPTS. HOWEVER, FEMININE SELF-CONCEPTS TENDED TO CORRELATE WITH ESTEEM OF OTHERS RATHER THAN SELF-ESTEEM. MASCULINE SEX-ROLES ALSO CORRELATED WITH SELF RATINGS OF SELF-CONFIDENCE. SELF-ESTEEM WAS SIGNIFICANTLY CORRELATED WITH EACH OF THE PERFORMANCE AND ADJUSTMENT VARIABLES. A ONE-WAY ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE INDICATED THAT INDIVIDUALS HOLDING A MASCULINE OR ANDROGYNOUS SEX-ROLE CONCEPT WERE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER IN SELF-ESTEEM THAN THOSE WITH THE FEMININE OR UNDIFFERENTIATED IMAGE. FINDINGS TEND TO SUPPORT OTHER RESEARCH INDICATNG THAT THE TRADITIONAL FEMININE SEX-ROLE STEREOTYPE IS NOT POSTITIVELY RELATED TO GOOD MENTAL HEALTH AND ADJUSTMENT. THE REPORT CONTAINS A BIBLIOGRAPHY; THE BERGER SELF CONCEPT SCALE, THE BEM SEX-ROLE INVENTORY, THE ADJUSTMENT/PERFORMANCE RATING SCALE, AND STATISTICAL TABLES ARE APPENDED. --AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED. (SAJ)
Index Term(s): Female sex roles; Inmates as research subjects; Mental health; Psychological research; Role perception; Self concept; Statistical analysis
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