Psychometric Evaluation of the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale With Teacher Population in Greece

Dr Victoria Pavlou,
Prof. Chryssi Vitsilakis
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As a first step towards exploring the promotion of gender equity in the classroom, teachers’ gender stereotypes need to be explored. This study investigates primary and secondary school teachers’ gender stereotypes in Greece using the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale (SRES). This is an instrument reported to be both reliable and valid. However, it was normed primarily on a Caucasian population, and there is little research on its psychometric properties with other ethnic groups. The abbreviated version of SRES, SRES BB, was translated in Greek and administered in Greece. The study is at the phase of collecting data. The Cronbach alpha reliability coefficients will be used to assess its reliability and the construct validity will be assessed by an examination of differences between men’s and women’s scores. The findings will be compared with the norming sample. It is anticipated that we will be in a position to investigate whether Greek teachers are ‘very traditional’, ‘moderate egalitarian’ or ‘highly egalitarian’ and explore reasons that may account for their views, such as age, gender, family status and place of residence.

Keywords: gender role attitudes, Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale, teachers, Greece, reliability, validity
Stream: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Psychometric Evaluation of the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale with Teacher Population in Greece

Dr Victoria Pavlou

University of the Aegean

Dr Victoria Pavlou currently lectures at the School of Humanities, University of the Aegean, Greece. Her teaching focuses on visual arts and education at undergraduate level and on gender and visual arts at postgraduate level. Her research interests include primarily pupils’ learning preferences, initial and continuing teacher education (profiling teaching styles in relation to art teaching), art and new technologies, and gender and new technologies. She has worked as a researcher at the Institute of Education, University of London and she has taught at the University of Cyprus. Contact address: Department of Science in Preschool Education and Educational Design, School of Humanities, University of the Aegean, Dimokratias Av. 1, Rhodes, 85100, Greece. E-mail:

Prof. Chryssi Vitsilakis

Dean, School of Humanities, University of the Aegean

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