ERIC Number: ED188682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Two-Year College Women in New York City: Characteristics, Career Determinants, and Perceptions.
Moore, Kathryn M.
As part of a research project designed to provide counselors and student personnel administrators with information relevant to career and curriculum planning needs, a survey of 1,007 women and 784 men at four two-year colleges in New York City was conducted to determine their characteristics (with particular emphasis on the women) and to identify the factors which influence women's career decisions. The survey instrument, which was administered in class, solicited information on: age; marital status; race; citizenship; parents' life situation, educational attainment, and occupation; residence; college attended; class and full-/part-time status; college finances; employment; majors; pre-college activity; reasons for college choice; occupational choice and salient factors in career choice; plans for Lhe future with regard to work pattern, salary, employer, ease in finding a job, job-hunting techniques, residence, marriage, and family. The men who were surveyed were asked if they expected their wives to work, especially after having children. In addition, students were asked about their experiences with counselors and faculty advisors, and about problems they had experienced at college. The study report examines the lack of research related to women at two-year colleges and analyzes study findings with special emphasis on women students who chose non-traditional careers. (JP)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Family Life, Females, Majors (Students), Marriage, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Aspiration, Questionnaires, School Counselors, School Surveys, Socioeconomic Background, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Cornell Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Two-Year Coll. Programs.
Identifiers: New York (New York)