ERIC Number: ED207465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Status of Recent Male and Female College Graduates.
Knight, G. Diane; Sedlacek, William E.
A survey of 542 recent graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park, indicated many significant differences between males and females. More males (71 percent vs. 64 percent) reported professional managerial or technical occupations, while more females (25 percent vs. 12 percent) reported clerical-sales positions. Seventy-five percent of those working in education were women, while 62 percent working in large business organizations were men. Males employed full time reported significantly higher mean salaries ($14,087 vs. $10,411) across all occupational areas. While males and females reported satisfaction with their educational experiences, males were more satisfied with their career planning than females. Men and women used university career planning services to the same degree. Three recommendations for career planning for women are presented: (1) career planning should start in the freshman year or earlier; (2) career planning should involve established academic structures as well as student services; and (3) career planning beyond graduation should be emphasized. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Employment Opportunities, Females, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Males, Participant Satisfaction, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Differences, Student Personnel Services
University of Maryland, Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Counseling Center, College Park, MD 20742 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.
Identifiers: University of Maryland
Note: Partially supported by the Computer Science Center, University of Maryland, College Park.