ERIC Number: ED163339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Assessment of Perceived Stressors of Women and Men in the College of Agricultural Sciences: A Two Year Study. Student Development Report, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1978-79.
Hamilton, Mary K.; And Others
Specific sources of stress for women in the College of Agriculture Sciences at Colorado State University were examined. The Environmental Satisfaction Questionnaire was utilized in two surveys of samples of men and women students in the college. Results indicated differences between male and female respondents in satisfaction with financial situations; intended use of the University Counseling Center; perceptions of the adequacy of services for women at CSU and professors' attitudes toward women in professional agriculture; the amount of support received from members of the opposite sex; satisfaction with mechanical skill level; and perception of the degree of isolation of women students in their departments. Relationships between the sexes appeared to be badly strained, as indicated by the lack of support each sex perceived as forthcoming from the other. The probability of a backlash toward women seems likely. Implementation of interventions aimed at reducing stress is recommended. (Author/JLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Colorado State University
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