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ERIC Number: ED015277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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COLLEGE WOMEN SEVEN YEARS AFTER GRADUATION, RESURVEY OF WOMEN GRADUATES, CLASS OF 1957.
WELLS, JEAN A.; WOOL, MURIEL B.
IN A RESURVEY OF 1957 WOMEN COLLEGE GRADUATES, QUESTIONNAIRES RETURNED BY 84 PERCENT OF THE 5,846 CONTACTED IN 1964 PROVIDED INFORMATION ABOUT THE INTERRELATED INFLUENCES ON COLLEGE WOMEN OF THEIR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION, POSTGRADUATE SPECIALIZATIONS, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, AND WORK CAREERS. ALMOST THREE-FOURTHS OF THE GRADUATES SURVEYED WANTED FURTHER EDUCATION OR TRAINING. SLIGHTLY OVER HALF WERE MOTIVATED BY JOB CONNECTED REASONS -- THE REMAINDER BY CULTURAL OR PERSONAL INTERESTS. FIFTY-ONE PERCENT WERE IN THE WORK FORCE COMPARED WITH 85 PERCENT IN 1957. MOST HAD WORKED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE GRADUATION AND 32 PERCENT HAD HAD ONLY ONE EMPLOYER. SIXTY PERCENT OF THE GRADUATES WERE TEACHERS, 6 PERCENT NURSES, AND 4 PERCENT SECRETARIES. THE AVERAGE 1964 SALARY WAS $5,947, 60 PERCENT HIGHER THAN THAT OF 1957. ALMOST HALF THE WOMEN HAD TAKEN AT LEAST ONE GRADUATE COURSE SINCE LEAVING COLLEGE, 15 PERCENT HAD EARNED A MASTER'S DEGREE BUT LESS THAN 1 PERCENT A DOCTORATE. A MAJORITY CONTINUED TO SPECIALIZE IN THE FIELD OF THEIR UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR. EDUCATION WAS THE PREDOMINANT FIELD OF ADVANCED STUDY. OVER THREE-FOURTHS OF THE WOMEN WERE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF ONE OR MORE COMMUNITY OR NATIONAL VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS. A SAMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE FORM, A LIST OF COUNSELING AND PLACEMENT SERVICES, BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAMS, AND SUGGESTED READINGS ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS GPO L13.3--292 FOR 40 CENTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
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