ERIC Number: ED254182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Male and Female College Graduates: Seven Months Later. Research Report No. 6-84.
Martinez, Alyce C.; And Others
The employment and educational status of a sample of University of Maryland's bachelor's degree graduates was surveyed in 1983, as were their attitudes and career needs. Responses from 346 graduates indicated that males were more likely to be employed in their chosen field or in a satisfactory position than were women. Women were more likely to be employed, but still in the process of seeking a job within their field. Males were more likely to have entered occupations in engineering and mathematics (39 percent males, 8 percent females), while females were more likely to be in education (15 versus 3 percent), the social sciences (8 versus 2 percent), or clerical/professional sales (15 versus 3 percent). Although men and women were equally likely to hold jobs in management or business, men were more likely to have been hired by large corporations. The mean annual salary for males was $18,220, compared to $12,798 for females. For post-graduation adjustments, men were more likely to have difficulty in financial planning and translating theory to practice, while women were more concerned with adjusting to a new schedule and feeling like a beginner again. Women were more likely to wish they had taken a more practical, career-oriented major, and were more likely to desire career assistance than were men. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Career Choice, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Employment Level, Females, Followup Studies, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Males, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Differences, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.; Maryland Univ., College Park. Career Development Center.
Identifiers: University of Maryland College Park