ERIC Number: ED183871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Academic and Career Choices. Final Report, August 1, 1978-October 31, 1979.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Research Foundation.; State Univ. of New York, Cortland. Coll. at Cortland.
This year-long project was designed to encourage women to broaden their career options--in particular, to consider non-traditional fields. The project had three major components: (1) a two-credit course entitled Women's Life and Career Choices, (2) intensive advisement by female faculty members, and (3) the gathering of data on career attitudes and aspirations. The two-credit course was designed to provide specific information through lecture, discussion, and selected readings on careers for women, to demonstrate the possibilities for competence, success, and job satisfaction for women in nontraditional careers, and to provide role models for women students. The faculty-student advisement relationship was used to encourage the students to do some career exploration at the beginning of their college careers. Seventy-five randomly selected incoming freshmen women participated in the experimental group. Findings indicated that there was a significant increase in self-esteem for the experimental group but not the control group over the year. There were no overall significant differences in career attitudes or expectations between the experimental and control group. The experimental group had a slightly higher retention rate for the sophomore year. (The course outline, instruments used, and course evaluation summaries are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Research Foundation.; State Univ. of New York, Cortland. Coll. at Cortland.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974