ERIC Number: ED021285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Theory of Vocational Development for Women.
Zytowski, Donald G.
In postulate I, the modal life role for women is described as that of the homemaker. Postulate II proposes that the nature of the woman's role is not static, ultimately bearing no distinction from that of men. Postulate III states that the role of women is orderly and developmental, divisible into major segments according to the major task in each. Postulate IV contends that vocational and homemaker participation are mutually exclusive. Postulate V states that age of entry, span of participation, and degree of participation are sufficent to distinguish patterns of vocational participation. The degree of vocational participation represented by a given occupation is defined in postulate VI as the proportion of women to the total workers in that job. Postulate VII contends that women's vocational participation may be distinguished in terms of three levels. Postulate VIII hypothesizes that preference for a pattern for vocational participation is determined mainly by internal, motivating factors. Postulate IX contends that the pattern of vocational participation is determined jointly by preference and by external and internal factors. (IM)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech given at the American Personnel and Guidance Assn., Detroit, Michigan, April, 1968.