ERIC Number: ED181214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-31
Overcoming Personal-Social Barriers to Entry into Non-Traditional Occupational Preparation Programs. A Final Report.
Thomas, Hollie B.; And Others
This report describes a research project which (1) assessed personal-social barriers to female entry into non-traditional jobs, (2) developed a treatment program to assist women in overcoming those barriers, and (3) determined program impact. A project overview, the first of four major sections, precedes a survey on barriers (section 2). Following a literature reivew concentrating on the areas of stereotyping of occupations and barriers to women's entry, the methodology and results of the study are presented: population identification and selection (teachers, secretaries, and nurses who had considered but not pursued a male-dominated occupation), instrumentation, data tables, survey instrument efficiency, and deterent identification. Survey materials are appended. Section 3 presents an educational program with the topics: pursuing a non-traditional occupation, interference, career decision making, self-assessment, career requirements, planning for acquisition of job skills, job entry, and coping on the job. Designed for self-directed study or workshops, the course consists of eight units with objectives, text, exercises, and references. (All printed instructional materials are included.) The final section includes a literature review on the outcomes of related programs and analysis of assessment data on the program. Methodology and results are given, including population, pre- and post-testing, followup, program impact, and data tables. Evaluation instruments are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Attitude Change, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Decision Making, Females, Goal Orientation, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Aspiration, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Social Bias, Social Influences, Student Recruitment, Surveys, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
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