ERIC Number: ED084383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Women: Personal and Environmental Factors in Role Identification and Career Choices.
Karman, Felice J.
The study identifies characteristics of young women who, in their occupational choices, do not conform to the traditionally expected female role. Differences are examined in home and family background, personality characteristics, values and attitudes, educational achievement and aptitude, and educational experiences between those women who elect to pursue stereotypic feminine careers and those who plan to choose stereotypic masculine careers. The investigation utilizes questionnaires gathered in the College Student Survey by the Center for the Study of Evaluation in 1968-69. It consists of upperclassman women in 38 schools who are divided into two groups--the smaller (101 respondents) called "nontraditionalists" because of their intended careers and the larger group of 1,537--reduced by random selection to 321--called "traditionalists." Stepwise multiple regression analysis identified predictor variables descriptive of nontraditionalists. However, only approximately 29 percent of the variance was accounted for. Implications of these indicators in terms of role conflict and role congruence are discussed with emphasis on their import to the counselor. It is concluded that sex status appears to be a salient factor in woman's career choice. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: Based on Ed.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles