ERIC Number: ED173598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
Women Vocational Students: Plans, Aspirations, and Socioeconomic Indicators.
Richardson, William B.; Owings, Maria F.
A study was conducted to determine the extent to which certain generalizations concerning vocational students as a whole apply to women vocational students. It compared women vocational students with those in other curricula (academic, general, and commercial) with respect to their future plans, aspirations, occupational status, and socioeconomic influences. The data utilized in this study were collected as part of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience, which was conducted from 1966 to 1975. For the purposes of this study only those young women who were not enrolled in school in 1968 were included in the analyses. Results of the analyses indicated that young women in vocational curricula differed in many aspects from young women in other curricula and differed from vocational students in general (including men). They were not as likely as their non-vocational counterparts to seek or obtain other vocational training subsequent to their high school training, nor did they appear to obtain the same kinds of jobs within a few years after graduation. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April, 10, 1979)