ERIC Number: ED103069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Two-Year College Women in Central New York State: Characteristics, Career Determinants and Perceptions.
Moore, Kathryn M.; Veres, Helen C.
A total of 1,341 male and female students enrolled at a private women's college, a moderately-sized comprehensive college, an agricultural-technical college, and a small comprehensive college were surveyed to determine demographic and descriptive data, career choices, plans for labor force participation, and perceptions of counseling services. Twice as many women as men were sampled. Analysis of the data revealed that these women were more like four-year college women than "new students" at two-year colleges. The majority of women studied were 18 or 19 years old, single, and white. Nearly half of both their mothers and fathers had completed some college. While attending college the women depended on their parents for financial support and did not work. Their most common majors were liberal arts, health sciences, or secretarial science. Unlike four-year college women, however, their occupational choices resembled those of their fathers more than their mothers and they anticipated continuous commitment to work. They selected their careers for special interest, opportunity to work with people, and ability to be creative. True role innovativeness was expressed by only one-fifth of the women sampled. Pertinent literature is reviewed, data is presented, and recommendations for improved counseling services are made. The questionnaire and the interview format are appended. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Two-Year Coll. Programs.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Cornell Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York