ERIC Number: ED101223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Background, Personality, College and Post-College Experiences on Women's Post-Graduate Employment. Final Report.
Tangri, Sandra Schwartz
This is the report of a longitudinal study that followed a sample of women from their senior year in college in 1967 to their widely dispersed lives in 1970. The study focuses on their occupational and educational aspirations and experiences, and the determinants of these. Of the initial sample of 200 women, 152 were relocated and equally distributed among the three groups: Role-Innovators, Traditionals and Moderates. Statistics show that many of the women have married and are taking advanced courses or are studying full-time, and about one-fifth are full-time mothers and housewives. There has been a general shift toward more traditional activities, but aspirations in 1970 indicate a second and larger shift in the future toward more innovative activities. There has been a significant increase in conflict felt between marriage and a career, an increase in commitment to working, and a significant decrease in the number of children desired. The best predictor in Innovation in 1970 is the occupational aspiration in 1967. Several of the new measures developed in the original study remain strong predictors of 1970 Innovativeness, including "Demand Character of the Future Husband" and "Implied Demand Character of the Wife's Future." (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Evaluation, and Research.
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.