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ERIC Number: ED103082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 20
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Survey of the Status of Women. Institutional Research Report No. 7.
Vlahos, Mantha
In order to determine some of the prevalent attitudes toward women at Broward Community College (BCC) in Florida, questionnaires were sent to all staff, faculty, and administrators, and to 200 students. Respondents consisted of 52.4 percent females and 47.6 percent males. The average female respondent was 30 years old, had been employed at BCC for one or two years, was unmarried, and held an associate degree or less. The average male respondent was 40, had been employed at BCC for five or six years, was married, and held a master's degree or more. It was found that 76.9 percent of the staff respondents, 43.2 percent of the faculty respondents, and 21.1 percent of the administrative respondents were female. Results indicate that an individual's position level and age were the strongest determinants of that person's perceptions of the status of women at BCC. Administrators indicated a more positive view of women and their abilities than did staff faculty. Staff and faculty perceived that women were receiving equitable status at BCC, whereas administrators felt that females were not being equally rewarded. Student respondents were undecided about most items. Older respondents tended to be more traditional in their opinions of what women should and should not do. Differences of opinion related to the variables of sex, education level, marital status, and length of employment at BCC were also found. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Broward Community Coll., Fort Lauderdale, FL.