ERIC Number: ED124854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Nontraditional Blue Collar Work Among Urban Women.
Walshok, Mary L.
This study addresses itself to two questions. The first is to ascertain what, if any, social background and attitudinal differences differentiate women making traditional from nontraditional occupational choices in the semi-skilled and blue-collar occupations. A second issue relates to the relative effectiveness of various kinds of training programs in facilitating the movement of women into nontraditional fields. Key research variables include: (1) extent of traditionalism in attitudes toward gender and family roles and its relationship to vocational choice-making processes and (2) the influence of expectations on performance. In studying four cohorts of women prior to and on exit from training programs, answers to these questions will be sought. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (San Francisco, California, August 25-29, 1975)