ERIC Number: ED154154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Vocational Counseling Needs of Young Women as Perceived by Working Business and Professional Women. Final Report.
Haczynski, Sharon L.
Designed to determine the additional competencies women need to obtain jobs and advance in them, a study focused on the counseling needs of young women as perceived by the membership of the Wisconsin Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs comprised of 2,700 women who are working part-time, full-time, or in partnership. The instruments were (1) a five-item questionnaire (based on the review of the literature) which was used to develop competency lists for the other instruments, and (2) three rating scales developed from an analysis and synthesis of the questions in the questionnaire. The data gathering and analysis were divided into three components. The first generated a profile of a random sample from the total population which completed a personal data sheet and the rating scale entitled "Women in General--Obtaining Jobs, Being Effective Employees, and Advancing in Jobs." The second component produced a profile of the random population compared with a control population selected from women in administrative and/or supervisory positions. Results of the third component were a profile of the random population compared with a second selected control population of women in male intensive occupations. (Statistical tables are included for each profile.) The responses from the various populations indicated that a need exists for educational institutions to help women make the transition from student to worker, that educators and counselors are only bringing students to a sufficient level, and that organization, leadership, ability to motivate others, and ability to evaluate are needed competencies. (Appended are a bibliography, cover letters, instruments, and tables.) (VB)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrators, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Educational Needs, Employed Women, Employment, Employment Qualifications, Females, Job Application, Job Skills, Managerial Occupations, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Mobility, Occupational Surveys, Supervision, Supervisors, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison. Research Coordinating Unit.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.