Sex Differences and Promotion Prospects in Clinical Psychology in Scotland

Murray, George and McKenzie, Karen (1998) Sex Differences and Promotion Prospects in Clinical Psychology in Scotland. Clinical Psychology Forum, 115. ISSN 1747-5732

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Abstract

The following paper compares the gender bias in the Clinical Psychology profession in Scotland between 1990 and 1997. A larger proportion of females as compared with males are found both at the post-graduate training stage up until 1996 and at all levels of the profession, with the exception of B-grades where there were more males, in 1990. The study gives some evidence of a shift towards parity of the sexes between 1990 and 1996. A more equal ratio of males to female clinical psychology graduates is found in 1996 and a similar ratio of male to female B Grade clinical psychologists was found in 1997. However, the latter suggests that a disproportionate number of males hold B Grade posts when taken in the context of the demographics of the Scottish Clinical Psychology profession as a whole. A number of implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 10:52
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 19:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18204

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