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ERIC Number: ED066693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 19
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Marital Status, Age, and Occupational Level of Adult Women Students. Implications for Counseling.
Jeghelian, Alice
This paper is an attempt to identify and compare some of the characteristics of single vs. married women students in an urban evening college. The general hypothesis underlying the investigation is that for women in particular, marital status, age, and occupational level (high or low) might account for significant differences in personality and growth needs. The two separate studies were conducted. In the first, one counselor's interviews with single and married women were sorted, examined, and compared. The purpose was to determine whether single women's personal, educational, and vocational needs differ from those of married women. The second study involved a more systematic exploration of differences in background and personality scores among four groups of adult female students. The studies suggest that the differences in personality and growth needs found in mature women students result from sex-based "subcultures" related to age, marital status and occupational level. The implications for the counselor working with these students is the importance of knowing and being sensitive to these characteristics. (Author/WS)
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