ERIC Number: ED174872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Career and Family Plans of College Students.
Goff, Susan B.
Factors which mediate the life decisions of college men and women were examined. Undergraduates (N=107) completed questionnaires about career and family plans, notions of success and failure, integration of two potentially conflicting roles, and the relationship between personal values, life goals, and choices. Results indicated that: (1) women anticipate entering helping professions; (2) men decide on careers which yield personal enjoyment and intellectual challenge rather than those which benefit others; (3) salary as a criterion for career success is more salient for men; (4) men see job competition and personal failure as obstacles to career development whereas women see children and family as greater obstacles; and (5) both sexes claim they would readjust their work schedule to accommodate family needs. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)