Counsellor Bias in Occupational Choice for Female Students

  • Sharon E. Kahn
  • Alana S. Schroeder


To investigate counsellor bias in occupational choice for female students, six short case studies were employed that could describe either a male or a female. Two hundred randomly selected school counsellors in British Columbia were asked to select three appropriate occupations for each case subject. When the case study described a female, the counsellors chose occupations that paid less and were more closely supervised than when the same case study described a male.
How to Cite
Kahn, S. E., & Schroeder, A. S. (2012). Counsellor Bias in Occupational Choice for Female Students. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 14(3). Retrieved from
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