ERIC Number: ED182434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Final Report of WITT Phase II. October 1, 1978-June 30, 1979.
Schwartz, Lila; Voorhees, Anita E.
Initiated as an innovative approach to career development, the Women in the Technologies (WITT) program aimed at the elimination of barriers to career advancement arising from sex stereotype related problems on the job. The process involved (1) establishment of linkages with business and industrial organizations, (2) presentation of a "needs analysis" of each participating organization, (3) developing training programs to address problem areas, and (4) supplementary career counseling for participants. A two-part evaluation assessed program impact through use of the Background and Attitudinal Survey and Sex Role Stereotype questionnaires and evaluated seven program activities on the basis of participant opinion indicated on evaluation scales. (The evaluation instruments are provided.) Research on the Phase I WITT program focused on identification of barriers to women's success in nontraditional careers arising from sex role stereotyping and sex bias faced by women in employment; and on orientation of work force members to make them aware of stereotyping and bias. Two questionnaires were administered to participants: a background and attitudinal survey and a female working conditions scale to assess male and female perceptions of sex-bias related problems. Ten program activities were also evaluated by participants; seven of them were related positively. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Mobility, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Promotion (Occupational), Questionnaires, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Technical Occupations, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middlesex County Coll., Edison, NJ.
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