Accession Number:

ADA312361

Title:

Comparing Male Cadet Attitudes for Masculinity Ideology within Civilian and Military College Environments.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

This study was designed to explore the interrelationships of masculinity ideology, attitudes toward women, and authoritarianism among cadets in military and civilian college environments. In addition, it tests whether cadets would change their attitudes as a result of being socialized in their respective college environments for four years. Cadets from two settings were recruited as subjects, first and fourth-year cadets from the Air Force Academy and first and fourth-year cadets from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Arizona State University. These cadets completed three research instruments - the Male Role Norms Scale, the Attitudes Toward Women Scale, and the Right-Wing Authoritarian Scale. Correlational analyses revealed significant relationships between attitudes about masculinity ideology and authoritarianism and between attitudes about masculinity ideology and womens gender roles but no relationship between attitudes about womens gender roles and authoritarianism. A priori t-tests further indicated that first year and fourth year military cadets at both military and civilian college environments reported similar attitudes about masculinity ideology and authoritarianism, in spite of differences in socialization factors.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE