ERIC Number: ED074412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Socialization and Career Orientation Among Black and White College Women.
Turner, Barbara F.
The relationship of race to career orientation among college women as measured on an eight-point scale of expectations ranging from "housewife only" through part-time work to "not married; career only" is examined. Demographic, developmental, and attitudinal antecedents of career orientation among 28 black and 45 white SES-stratified university freshmen women were compared. Both racial groups were divided into high and low career expectations. Results indicate that although blacks were far likelier than whites to expect full-time paid employment, there was no overlap of independent variables that differentiate high and low career expectation among blacks and whites. The findings suggest that for black women in this sample a full-time career expectation may imply more of a deep sense of responsibility than an anticipation of personal fulfillment. Tables containing multivariate analyses are included. (Author/SES)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Dept. of Human Development.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 2-8, 1972