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ERIC Number: ED160935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 13
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Role Models and Career Salience in Older Female College Students in Psychology.
Frost, Martha
Investigated were the areas of role modeling and career salience for older female college students, with career salience defined as actively seeking to use education by pursuing a career. A pilot questionnaire was administered to all female students 35 and over in the Department of Psychology (N=40), with a focus upon background factors, career salience measures, and role model variables. Results indicated that undergraduates were as career salient as graduate students, that professional women and working women in their own family served as strong positive role models, and that role models did not serve in a technical sense but rather as mentors who pushed them to realize their full potential. (Author/KA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (58th, San Francisco, California, April 19-22, 1978)