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ERIC Number: ED133618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-1
Pages: 11
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An Analysis of the Work Values of Women: Implications for Counseling.
Wolfe, Helen Bickel
This research project attempted to ascertain women's work values, and how these values might be related to specific demographic variables. A Work Value Scale was utilized. The six values examined were: dominance-recognition, economic, independence, interesting activity, mastery-achievement, and social. There were seven demographic variables: marital status, age, education, current employment status, career pattern, socioeconomic class, and field of work. A sample of 1,871 women responded to a mailed questionnaire. The respondents tended to have better than average education. Seven specific hypotheses were tested, based on the premise that the demographic situation of the woman will in large part determine her work values. Generally, it was found that all women placed the greatest emphasis on the mastery-achievement value, and the least emphasis on dominance-recognition. The work values of dominance- recognition, mastery-achievement and economic can probably be predicted through knowledge of a woman's field of work, and the interesting activity value can be predicted through educational attainment and work pattern. The author points out the value of this study for guidance and counseling in the preparation of girls and women for their participation in the labor force. (NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Las Vegas, Nevada, April, 1969)