ERIC Number: ED230527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Management Factors of Women in Leisure Services.
Stefanics, Elizabeth T.
A study investigated past socialization processes that affected particular women's career choices and career mobility in the leisure services field. The study's purposes were: (1) to ascertain the presence of management-related success socialization factors in current female professionals and female students in the leisure services field within the Twin Cities (New Mexico) area; (2) to identify socialization patterns that affected career choice decisions of individuals in the leisure services field; and (3) to identify ideals that women share concerning supervision and administration in leisure services. The experimental design was a focused in-depth interview schedule using a random sample of 20 female undergraduate leisure services students and 20 female leisure services professionals in the Twin Cities area. The presence of management-related success socialization factors, as established in research on women in business and management, was not ascertained in the women in this study. Patterns of socialization arose that affected career choice decisions, especially influence from family and friends. The women in this study furnished definite perceptions about supervisors and administration in the field of leisure services and offered ideas they felt should be pursued in education. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Leisure Services
Note: Paper presented at the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Minneapolis, MN, April, 1983).