ERIC Number: ED024891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Characteristics; Perceptions, and Experiences of Married Women Students at Lansing Community College 1965.
Hunt, Beverly English
The main purpose of this study was to describe married women students at Lansing Community College, Michigan, their reasons for going to college, problems faced, and perceptions of attitudes of family and friends toward the dual role of student and homemaker. Data were gathered through questionnaires, interviews with 47 of the 123 respondents, and official records of the Registrar's Office. About 25% of women students were married. Of the married women students, 70% were part time and 68% were over 25. Marriage and lack of money were the major reasons given for not continuing their education after high school. Almost all had begun their college education at Lansing Community College. Women with children were not postponing education until the children were grown. Married women students surpassed single ones on grade point averages. Further educational and/or vocational goals predominated. Pressure of time was the main problem cited. Friends and families were generally encouraging; husbands (especially those with some college) and mothers of students were most so. The amount of education in the families of younger women was greater than for older women. Felt needs included more counseling services, day classes in longer blocks of time, and more parking and child care facilities. Improved counseling and additional research were recommended. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Community Colleges, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Enrollment, Evaluation, Family Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic), Marital Status, Motivation, Part Time Students, Participant Characteristics, Research, Socioeconomic Background, Units of Study, Womens Education
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-7551, MF $3.00, Xerography $7.20).
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.