ERIC Number: ED035010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Career or Marriage?: A Longitudinal Study of Able Young Women. Volume 5. Number 7.
Watley, Donivan J.
Women who won National Merit Scholarships during the years 1956 through 1960 were followed up in 1965 to determine their marriage and/or career plans. Each of the 883 women was classified into one of five groups: (1) marriage only, (2) marriage with deferred career, (3) marriage with immediate career, (4) career only, and (5) uncertain. The educational and career field aspirations of these groups differed; and those seeking an immediate career scored higher on scholastic ability tests than those who either planned no career or who planned to delay entering them. The groups also differed in their willingness to express problems encountered in making and implementing their plans and problems experienced because of being a woman. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Careers, Employed Women, Family Life, Intellectual Development, Intelligence, Longitudinal Studies, Marriage, Womens Education
Research Division, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 990 Grove Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (Single Copies are Free)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Merit Scholarship Corp., Evanston, IL.