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ERIC Number: ED139445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Nov-11
Reference Count: N/A
Social Attitudes and Educational Needs of Women in the Chaffey Community College District.
Lyman-Viera, Karen A.; Boggs, John
A socio-economically stratified sample of 368 randomly selected adult women residents of the Chaffey College district were interviewed to determine their demographic characteristics, educational needs and interests, perceived barriers to educational participation, and the adequacy of current college programs to meet the needs of women. Results of the study showed: (1) educational attainment of district women was generally less than that of men, with 8.4% and 18.2%, respectively, having graduated from college; (2) family responsibility, child care, transportation, personal feelings, employment, and finances were cited by women as restrictions to participation in education; (3) over 75% felt women need more rewarding and interesting activities, encouragement to explore career options, and mechanical skills and ability to work with tools; (4) over 40% planned to take classes in the future, with 33% expressing interest in obtaining a college degree; and (5) nearly all of the specific courses cited as being of interest were available in the college curriculum. It was recommended that the college emphasize its receptiveness to non-traditional students, the success of women students at Chaffey, and financial aid opportunities in its future advertising efforts. Interview instruments and tabulated data are appended. (JDS)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adult Education, Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Demography, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Females, Field Interviews, Institutional Research, Needs Assessment, Social Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chaffey Coll., Alta Loma, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California