ERIC Number: ED179908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine the Counseling Needs of Women Enrolled at the University of West Florida After an Interruption in Their Formal Educational Training. Trends and Issues.
Ray, Barbara H.
Counseling needs of women enrolled at a university after an interruption in their formal educational training are explored. The target population was women who were at least 24 years old and who had not attended an educational institution for two years prior to enrolling in the university. A stratefied sample (N=20) was chosen from a computer search, and interviewed. These provided a basis for the needs assessment questionnaire mailed to the entire population (N=205). Perceived needs of the women interviewed changed little after enrolling and included: (1) acquisition of mental readiness to return to the university, (2) determination of intellectual capacity to achieve, (3) procurement of financial aid, (4) efficient time management, (5) career advancement, (6) overcoming test anxiety, (7) finding an identity, (8) procurement employability skills, (9) acceptance of more responsibility at work, and (10) completion of a degree. The greatest problems of returning women were the lack of employability skills training, their financial situation, and time management. Although this study is school-specific, it focuses on an issue of high concern, and includes a questionnaire which could be used as a basis for similar studies elsewhere. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova University, Florida