ERIC Number: ED251623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Women Apprentices in Hawaii: Characteristics of Females Registered with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
A study examined the characteristics, educational training, and background experiences of women who entered apprenticeship in Hawaii during the period from July 1, 1974, through June 30, 1982. Survey instruments were completed by 118 of 243 female apprentices originally contacted--58 women registered with Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and 60 women registered with the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The Pearl Harbor group made up 70 percent of the total completers and 10.34 percent of the total terminators in the study sample whereas the Hawaii State group made up 30 percent of the total completers and 89.66 of the total terminators. This significant difference in the completion patterns of the members of the two groups was correlated with various personality differences that emerged between the two groups. The Pearl Harbor respondents did not appear to be risk takers; instead, they seemed purposeful and persistent. When asked how they became aware of apprenticeship, the Pearl Harbor women cited female or male friends or talking with female apprentices as their principal and most positive influences. The Hawaii State respondents, on the other hand, reported that their most frequently used mode of obtaining information was through visiting potential job sites. The Hawaii State women also reported that male co-workers harassed them when they were on the job. While the Pearl Harbor women entered apprenticeship with their support groups intact and were consequently encouraged to complete the program, the Hawaii State respondents did not receive any such support. Other factors that appeared to be of possible significance in the differing completion rates of the two groups of respondents were ethnic origin and difficulty of related subjects pursued while in high school. (The survey instrument is appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Comparative Analysis, Educational Background, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Influences, Females, Individual Characteristics, Nontraditional Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Peer Influence, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Racial Factors, Recruitment, Social Support Groups, Socioeconomic Influences, State Surveys, Success, Trade and Industrial Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Director for Vocational Education.