ERIC Number: ED240338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Project SAVE: Skills, Attitudes, Values, Essential for Employment. Final Report, 1982-83.
The Skills, Attitudes, and Values for Employment (SAVE) project was designed to explore the needs of women in the workplace. An exploratory design was selected for the study with a target population consisting of 200 women working in companies in Morris County, New Jersey. From a self-administered questionnaire used to elicit information, the study showed that more women in the 40 and under group are college graduates than in the group over 41. Also, more women who have attained a college degree or higher have had a mentor. The skills that seemed to be more important for the women studied were the self-management skills (self-assertion and public speaking) and functional skills (mathematics, statistics, English, computer-related skills, and career planning). The women also expressed the following needs: establishment of day care facilities, flexible work schedules, job sharing, financial planning, and exercise classes. Of the women in this study, 56 percent had a continuous work-career pattern. The majority of the women in this study perceived a positive correlation between participation in training and its helpfulness for getting a job, being promoted, and working efficiently. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Flexible Working Hours, Individual Needs, Job Satisfaction, Job Sharing, Job Skills, Job Training, Needs, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Values, Womens Education, Work Attitudes, Work Environment, Work Experience, Work Life Expectancy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey (Morris County)
Note: Questionnaire may not reproduce well because of light type and colored paper.