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ERIC Number: ED024352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Pages: 154
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Women and the Doctorate: A Study of the Enabling or Impeding Factors Operative Among Oklahoma's Women Doctoral Recipients in the Attainment and Use of the Degree. Final Report.
Mitchell, Susan Barber
Data collected from 85.1% of the 208 women recipients of the doctorate from Oklahoma universities reveal that they are well rewarded for their scholarly efforts. The study examined personal characteristics, the motivational, enabling and impeding factors to attainment of the degree, and the value of the degree to the recipients and to society in terms of use and satisfaction. In tests of hypotheses, the time lapse between conferral of the bachelor's to the doctorate, the years spent pursuing the degree, choice of institution, and type of employment were investigated. The reported return to work of 99% of the women, their satisfaction with their professional, personal and financial status indicate that society also benefits from their investment. For many women, the lack of guidance, counseling, or cultural expectations delay acquisition of the doctorate; apparently they could complete their studies in less time if more financial aid was available. Discrimination in employment remains, and the private sector, backed by the academic and business communities, should undertake action programs matching those of the federal government to effect a more equitable reception of women. (WM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Research Foundation.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma