ERIC Number: ED120423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Career Orientations of Female Students Enrolling in Agricultural Curricula at Clemson University.
Pettigrew, Nancy J.; Boyd, Virlyn A.
The study determined the occupational values of 166 female home economics freshmen and 33 female agricultural freshmen at Winthrop College by asking the question: "In picking the job you would most like to have, how important are the following things about the job?" The freshmen rated by importance seven items: (1) high salary, (2) steady employment, (3) independence, (4) presents a challenge, (5) prestige, (6) control (power and authority) over others, and (7) advancement. The results are summarized in seven tables. The findings would tend to indicate that differences between the responses of the home economics majors and those of the agricultural majors were not as pronounced as was anticipated. Of the seven values, the only statistically significant difference was home economics majors tended to rate steady employment and prestige more important than agricultural majors. After finding few differences in the expressed job-related values by major curriculum, the data were analyzed for differences associated with the race of the students. Significant differences were found between white and black females majoring in home economics in their valuations of salary, steady employment, control over others, chance for advancmeent, and independence; blacks found them important more often than whites. (BP)
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina