Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The current study assesses perceptions of gender-related barriers to a future occupation and its association with academic achievement among delinquent adolescents aged 12-19 years old. It was hypothesized that the perception of gender related barriers to a future occupation would have similar effects on male and female adolescents' academic achievement. Data included self-reported perceived barriers to a future occupation and academic achievement. Results indicated that females and males reported similar amounts of perceived barriers to a future occupation. Regression analysis indicated the relationship between perceived barriers and academic achievement varied across gender. For males, more perceived gender-barriers were associated with lower academic achievement, whereas, for females gender-barriers did not predict academic achievement. Although our hypothesis was not supported, the findings reveal an interesting phenomenon provoking the need for further study of gender, perceived barriers, and academic outcomes in delinquent populations.
BF1 .M63 v. 17 no. 2 2012
Hand, Lee A.; Anton-Stang, Hilary M.; and Mello, Zena R.
"An investigation of gender, perceived gender-barriers to a future occupation, and academic achievement among delinquent adolescents,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 17:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol17/iss2/4