Women and Television: Summary of Image Research and Survey of Organizational Response to Depiction and Employment

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This study first summarizes extant empirical research concerning role depiction of women in television. Analysis of these studies show television's portrayal of women as discriminatory. Second, this study reports results of an original survey of women's organizations to determine what stands and actions had been taken concerning (1) role depiction and (2) employment of women by the television industry. Out of ninety-two organizations surveyed, fifty-one (55 percent) returned useable questionnaires. Responding groups fell into nine categories, with political and educational organizations most active. National Organization for Women was particularly active. Responding groups most often used "citizen action" and "informational actions" ... continued below

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Doyle, Holly S. August 1975.

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This study first summarizes extant empirical research concerning role depiction of women in television. Analysis of these studies show television's portrayal of women as discriminatory. Second, this study reports results of an original survey of women's organizations to determine what stands and actions had been taken concerning (1) role depiction and (2) employment of women by the television industry. Out of ninety-two organizations surveyed, fifty-one (55 percent) returned useable questionnaires. Responding groups fell into nine categories, with political and educational organizations most active. National Organization for Women was particularly active. Responding groups most often used "citizen action" and "informational actions" to achieve goals.

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Doyle, Holly S. Women and Television: Summary of Image Research and Survey of Organizational Response to Depiction and Employment, thesis, August 1975; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663093/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .