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ERIC Number: ED060470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-4
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Aspirations and Experiences of College Women.
Tangri, Sandra Schwartz
This paper discusses women who enter male-dominated professions, so-called "Role Innovators", and some of the personality and background characteristics of these women. Findings include that (1) Role-Innovators' mothers were more likely to be working and to have Role-Innovative professions themselves; although the daughters' aspirations and commitments were greater than their mothers'; (2) for Role-Innovators, the Motive to Avoid Success (Horner, 1968) was significantly and negatively related to the importance given to having opportunities for leadership in choosing one's occupation, suggesting that embarrassment over prominence, particularly among male colleagues, is a major source of Fear Success anxiety, rather than success per se; (3) in the self-descriptions on the Semantic Differential and in their reasons for choosing an occupation, Role-Innovators appear more individualistic, less conventional, more intellectual, and have more conflict over combining a career and marriage; and (4) Traditionals derive less satisfaction than Role-Innovators from their co-workers and much more of their job satisfaction from the salary and convenience of hours or location. (TA)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Note: Paper presented at Annual meeting of American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1971