ERIC Number: ED060821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
On Measuring the Vocational Interests of Women.
Cole, Nancy S.
It is the purpose of this paper to consider the possibility of eliminating the pattern of women entering only traditionally women's vocations by examining the structure of women's interests in terms of inventory scales and occupational groups; to compare this structure with that found for men; and to suggest what inferences can be made from women's interests to the entire career spectrum. The results indicate that when women's interests are compared with those of other women, the resulting structure of interests is essentially the same as that found for men. In addition, when there are occupations that both men and women pursue, these occupations tend to fit in similar positions within the structure for both men and women. It is recommended that women be provided with this information so they may be aware of the more diverse career options open to them than commonly available. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Planning, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feminism, Higher Education, Womens Education
Research and Development Division, The American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.