ERIC Number: ED133615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
The Forgotten Woman: A Report On The Vocational Interests Of Women In Nonprofessional Occupations.
Harmon, Lenore W.
This paper describes a research project aimed at discovering the vocational interests of women employed in the labor market in nonprofessional occupations. Women from 17 nonprofessional occupations were contacted by mail and asked to complete a revised form of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB) for women, and a questionnaire concerned with their occupational choice and job description. Based on responses to this aspect of the study, two scales were constructed--one for Women-in-General (WIG-1) which includes both professional and nonprofessional women, and one for women in nonprofessional occupations (WIG-2). Subsequently it was determined that the WIG-1 scale was the most useful where no information is available as to occupational level. The paper includes extensive appendices comparing the various populations and job categories, and concludes that intragroup interests of women in nonprofessional occupations differ considerably. Such information can be useful to the counselor who can more adequately counsel nonprofessional working women. (NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 1968)