ERIC Number: ED118774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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A Description and Analysis of the Women Faculty in Pennsylvania's State-Owned Colleges and University.
Patterson, Patricia L.
The purpose of the study was to describe the female faculty in the 14 State-owned colleges and University of Pennsylvania. Information was collected via questionnaire concerning personal backgrounds, academic status, preparation, work experience, attitudes and satisfactions concerning careers, and professional responsibilities and involvement. Questions were also asked about influences affecting choice of career and the effect of being female on their careers. Basic to the research was the assumption that knowledge of the background and characteristics of women faculty would contribute to the goal of greater utilization of women in higher education. It was also felt that information from the study would aid those persons involved in career counseling of women. Among the results obtained, it was found that women faculty: (1) occupied positions relatively lower than the men in their institutions, (2) had chosen careers in higher education based on the expected intellectual challenge and an interest in working with college students, and (3) nine out of ten were satisfied or very satisfied with their careers. A sample instrument selected typical responses, additional tabulated data, and a bibliography appear in the appendixes. (NJ)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Choice, Career Development, Data Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Interests, Job Satisfaction, Occupational Surveys, Participant Characteristics, Questionnaires, Sex Role, State Colleges, State Universities, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Women Faculty
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania