Men and things, women and people: a meta-analysis of sex differences in interests.

  title={Men and things, women and people: a meta-analysis of sex differences in interests.},
  author={Rong Su and James Rounds and Patrick Ian Armstrong},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={135 6},
The magnitude and variability of sex differences in vocational interests were examined in the present meta-analysis for Holland's (1959, 1997) categories (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional), Prediger's (1982) Things-People and Data-Ideas dimensions, and the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) interest areas. Technical manuals for 47 interest inventories were used, yielding 503,188 respondents. Results showed that men prefer working… 

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