ERIC Number: ED243857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Women in Leisure Services: The Wisconsin Data.
Henderson, Karla A.
An analysis was made of the professional and psycho-social characteristics of 24 Wisconsin women who held management positions in the leisure services field. Comparisons were made between these managers and other women employed in leisure services, but the major focus was in delineating the uniqueness of these women managers and comparing how they are like or unlike female managers in other professions. A portion of the study analyzed the subjects' personality characteristics and how subjects perceived their own personality in contrast to what is culturally defined as stereotypically feminine or masculine. Respondents also provided information on reasons for choosing leisure services as a career, future goals, work satisfaction, and management of personal and professional lives. They were also asked whether or not they were influenced by female role models. Results indicated that they were not much different from other women employed in leisure services in general, although they tended to possess somewhat more "masculine" traits and were more nontraditional in their sex role views. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Anaheim, CA, March 29-April 2, 1984).