ERIC Number: ED070436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
The Status of Women in Higher Education and the Professions: Metropolitan Junior College District, 1971-1972.
Alfred, Richard L.; Good, Mary F.
Latent factors involved in sex role determination in higher education and the professions were studied using educational and occupational data on the population of male and female students at each member college of the Metropolitan Junior College District, the population of non-academic staff employed by the district, the population of academic faculty maintaining full-time franchisement in three given community colleges, and the population of professional administrative personnel. Data collected and tabulated related to (1) institutional sex ratios, (2) sex distribution in curriculum programs, (3) sex distribution on non-college occupational program advisory committees, (4) sex membership and participation in student activities organizations, (5) salary range ascription by sex for occupational and transfer program graduates, (6) sex distribution of non-academic Metropolitan Junior College District personnel, (7) patterns of promotion of non-academic personnel, (8) sex distribution of academic Metropolitan Junior College District administrative personnel, (9) patterns of promotion of administrative personnel, (10) sex distribution of district member college faculty, and (11) sex distribution for membership of district-wide and member college organizational committees. The study population consisted of 9,282 persons. Data, analyzed by use of a basic comparison (by inspection) method, show that the status of women in higher education and the professions is predetermined as a function of early childhood socialization. The findings relevant to the status of women in the Metropolitan Junior College District provide documentary evidence of imbalanced sex distribution in higher education. Statistical data are given in tables. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Career Choice, College Faculty, College Students, Community Colleges, Educational Research, Enrollment Influences, Females, Higher Education, Males, Nonprofessional Personnel, Professional Personnel, Professional Recognition, Research Methodology, Role Perception, Sex Discrimination, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, Women Faculty
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Junior Coll. District, Kansas City, MO.