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ERIC Number: ED045945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 160
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Characteristics of Mid-Career Women Enrolled in Programs at the University of Pittsburgh through the Office of Continuing Education for Women from 1964 to 1968.
Wilkins, John Grover
This study identified needs, interests, and potential of the mature women enrolled in an experimental program in continuing education for women at Pittsburgh University. One-third of the women had no previous college work while three-fifths had an incomplete undergraduate record. Five percent had completed some previous graduate study and 3% had earned graduate degrees. Seventy-four percent of the 538 women admitted to the program remained active until the end of the fourth year. The fourth quarter included students who completed degree or certification programs as well as the dropouts. The mid-career women expected participation to compensate for their lack of: geographical mobility, recent professional experience, and/or intensive specialization. There was a slight difference between attendance and achievement groups on the domestic variables. The data indicated that the students had successfully controlled their domestic circumstances and/or had carefully controlled their academic programing. Vocational variables such as classification of job and number of years since employed outside the home, could be used to discriminate between the average and below average performance of women in a continuing education program. The appendixes include the questionnaire, index to the questionnaire variables, and other materials for program evaluation. (Author/NL)
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