Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
The frequently cited Broverman study (Broverman, Broverman, Clarkson, Rosenkrantz, and Vogel, 1970) has motivated a great deal research in the area of gender bias, particularly investigations into the attitudes of mental health professionals. After a review of the literature referencing the Broverman study, the current study, utilizing the research patterns set forth in that research, examines if and to what degree gender bias affects mental health professionals in the state of West Virginia. The results of this study indicate that mental health professionals across the state hold fairly equitable and balanced views of the male and female gender, with one exception. Female mental health professionals tended to place great emphasis on masculine characteristics for females, an outcome encountered in other studies. While speculations abound, there appears to be no definitive reason for this result.
Mental health personnel and patient.
Mental health personnel -- Attitudes.
Schroering, Joan B., "Gender Bias Among Mental Health Professionals" (2003). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 845.