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ERIC Number: ED149235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 11
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Men and Women College Seniors' Images of Five Careers.
Baird, Leonard L.
A large national sample of men and women college seniors were asked for their perceptions of five careers: medicine, law, college teaching and research, elementary and senior school teaching, and business. The responses of men and women seniors to 18 items repeated for each field showed that they held different images of these fields. The images are described and compared. The most striking findings are that women find school teaching more appealing and challenging than do men, in most respects, and that women seem to have a less favorable image of college teaching, law, and medicine--especially because law and medicine require spending time away from one's family. The implications of the results for individual decision making and the needs for better vocational information and counseling are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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