Investigator: Louise Bachtold
Population: Female Artists and Writers (as defined by a reference directory)
Identification method: Artist and writer’s population identified and compiled from two sources: Who’s Who In America and Who’s Who Among American Women.
Sampling procedure: No sampling procedure. Entire population from defined sampling frame was mailed a questionnaire.
N and Response rate: Artists, N=132; writers, N=107; psychologists, N=375; natural scientist, N=146; politicians, N=103. Response rate: 55 percent for all occupations.
Publication: Bachtold, L. 1976. "Personality Characteristics of Women of Distinction." Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1(1): 70-78.
Summary: Research study aimed to ascertain differences between occupational groups for women based on results from a 16 Personality Factor questionnaire.