ERIC Number: ED172082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Socialization of Women Graduate Students in Traditional and Non-Traditional Academic Disciplines.
Terborg, James R.; Zalesny, Mary D.
The socialization process (defined as the transition from "naive newcomer" to "established incumbent") of women into both traditional and non-traditional academic disciplines was investigated. Graduate students (N=98 males and 46 females) completed questionnaires assessing work congruence, problem areas, personal feelings, physical health, life stresses, work involvement, perceptions of accomplishment, and expected units of credit and grades. Results indicated that: (1) few differences exist between male and female graduate students in terms of work and life experience; (2) interpersonal relations with other graduate students tended to decline in the early part of the academic year; and (3) although females initially "fit in" less well than males, this difference was reduced to non-significance by the end of the first semester. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978) ; Best copy available