ERIC Number: ED099714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Student Personnel Services for Women in Continuing Education in Montgomery College.
Miller, Richard H.
This study investigated the use, effectiveness, and need for student personnel services for mature women (over 25) in degree programs. Additional data were collected on personal and academic characteristics, educational goals, and problems encountered. Major findings indicated that 41 percent of the sample were employed and that 76 percent attended day classes. Fifty-five percent of the women were enrolled in career-oriented curricula with a grade-point average of 3.06. Home responsibility and adequate study time were listed as the major problems in returning to school. There were significant differences in demography, use and need for counseling services between age groups (25-32, 33 and older). Conclusions from the study indicated that mature women had positive attitudes toward counseling and instructional services; however, the younger group tended to make greater use of student personnel services. Recommendations include: (1) publicizing opportunities for mature women in career counseling, transfer procedures, and financial aid; (2) attracting more mature students through well developed adult counseling programs; and (3) focusing further research on the relationship of mature womens' realistic goals, curricula, and the job market. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD.
Note: Abstract of Ed.D. Dissertation