ERIC Number: ED028396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Differential Interest Characteristics of Career Women.
Schissell, Robert Frances
A study was made of career orientation differences between 200 career women and 200 noncareer women. Subjects were categorized by locally devised definitions and by scores on a scale of career and homemaking orientations and attitudes, then were administered Form M of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB) and a background data sheet, and were scored on the Career Orientation Scale (COS). Seventy-four of the 98 possible correlations of vocational orientations with SVIB occupational and nonoccupational scales were significant. Scores on the COS also correlated significantly with certain of the background questionnaire responses (largely those on home environment and individual personality). The two groups appeared to lie along a bipolar interest continuum of "things" versus"people," with career women toward the pole of "things" and noncareer women toward that of "people." (author/ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Correlation, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Employed Women, Employment Experience, Family Characteristics, Homemakers, Interest Inventories, Investigations, Item Analysis, Marital Status, Occupations, Personality, Vocational Interests
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Teachers Coll.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strong Vocational Interest Blank