ERIC Number: ED047155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
High School Senior Girls and the World of Work: Occupational Knowledge, Attitudes, and Plans.
Lee, Sylvia L.; And Others
In an effort to provide educational planners and counselors with information related to the educational and vocational needs of girls, this study of the plans, aspirations, and work knowledge and attitudes of female high school seniors analyzes the effects of community size, type of school, and social status. A questionnaire was administered to 365 senior girls from six vocational, comprehensive, and general academic schools in Michigan, Kentucky, and Ohio. Questions were included on work attitudes, work knowledge, and personal and family characteristics. Analysis of variance and an intercorrelation matrix were used to determine interrelationships between variables. The results show that social status and community size have positive effects on knowledge and negative effects on plans for full time work. Vocational school girls showed more interest in financial rewards of work and in early marriage than did graduates of other types of schools. Recommendations for further research and for possible changes in educational programs are made. The findings of this study will be used to develop a curriculum unit, "Planning Ahead for the World of Work," designed to assist girls in preparing more adequately for their probable futures. (BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers: World of Work Economic Education Project