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ERIC Number: ED142143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 176
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The Partners: Sharing the Life of a College President.
Corbally, Marguerite Walker
For generations, wives of college presidents have served as full-time assistants to their husbands, often becoming deeply involved in official tasks. Now the availability of this source of help may be declining. The women's liberation movement is affecting the attitudes of women in this and many other professions that have traditionally drawn on the commitment of wives to their husbands' careers. Couples must have a better understanding of all of the factors that conspire to involve wives in their husbands' work before accepting administrative responsibility, since many of these factors can influence the wives' ability to freely design their own roles. Among these matters of interest are: how others have dealt with this involvement; how much time presidents' wives spend on official duties; what their duties are; how they feel about their jobs; and how young wives feel about the traditional role. A survey of 246 wives of college and university presidents studied these matters, and the results offer insight into a little known area. (Editor/MSE)
The Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc., Danville, Illinois 61832 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Books
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