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Sex Discrimination as Perceived by Adult Males and Females, 1985: [New Jersey]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Sigel, Roberta S.
  • Zukin, Cliff
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
attitudes; men; minorities; perceptions; sex discrimination; women
  • Abstract

    This data collection provides information on the ways in which men and women perceive the existence or non-existence of sex discrimination, how they react to it, and how they assign blame for it. The data explored "minority consciousness" among women and investigated how this group-shared consciousness affected women's orientation toward the political system as well as toward each other. Variables designed to measure minority consciousness include respondents' views on the existence of societal, work-related, and domestic sex discrimination, attitudes regarding such discrimination, and the extent to which women identify with other women. Variables regarding personal experiences with sex discrimination and sexual harassment are also included. Other questions explored attitudes toward recent changes in women's status, responsibility for both past and future changes in status, and the effect of such changes on the respondent's own life. Additional information was gathered on the role of the government in bringing about change in the status of women. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, education, religion, marital status, number of and ages of children, occupation, and family and personal income, as well as political party identification and ideology.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-12
  • 1985-12-03 / 1985-12-12
    Collection date: 1985-12-03--1985-12-12
Geographic Coverage
  • New Jersey
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All adult residents 18 and older in the 21 counties of New Jersey.
A modified random-digit dial sampling technique was employed to yield a sample that proportionately represented all 21 New Jersey counties. A quota sampling design also was used to disproportionately represent women by a 2 to 1 ratio over men.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Website.

2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.2000-10-05 SPSS data definition statements were updated and SAS data definition statements were created for this collection. ICPSR reformatted the data to LRECL format. A revised codebook, including a data completeness report, was created for the reformatted data file, and original hardcopy documentation from the principal investigator was converted to Portable Document Format (PDF). Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SES 84-20157).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9250 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09250.v2

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Sigel, Roberta S.; Zukin, Cliff (1989): Sex Discrimination as Perceived by Adult Males and Females, 1985: [New Jersey]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.