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ERIC Number: ED138736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Pages: 56
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A Study of the Familial and Career Attitudes of College Women Enrolled in Typical and Atypical Programs.
Wilson, Marian L.
A study was conducted to determine if a disparity exists between the familial and occupational attitudes of women in typical and atypical careers. Questionnaire responses of 225 undergraduate women in three typical careers (home economics, nursing, and elementary education) and three atypical careers (engineering, pharmacy, and agriculture) supplied data for analysis. The questionnaire was divided into background, and attitudes toward career and career choice, achievement, marriage and family, and significant mates. (The development of each part is discussed in detail. Information relating to a description of the sample is described as well as a detailed analysis of the significant findings.) Differences that were found have implications for career guidance procedures available to young women. School guidance counselors played an insignificant role in influencing the career choices of both groups. The large number of women either changing fields while in college or making career choices after leaving high school also indicate the need for greater emphasis on career guidance at the college level. Evidence of sex stereotyping of women into traditionally female roles by friends, family, and society is confirmed by the study. The questionnaire is appended. (TA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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