ERIC Number: ED199536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding Career Awareness and Options among Women Undergraduates in Coeducational Institutions: Recommendations for Educational Policy Makers. A Summary of Research.
Radcliffe Coll., Cambridge, MA.
This report summarizes findings and implications of a research project to explore ways educational institutions influence career development in women undergraduates. A three-page narrative first briefly describes collection of data between 1973 and 1975 from more than 1000 male and female freshmen and seniors at six coeducational New England colleges and universities. These findings are summarized: career development in college women may be affected by school characteristics; there are sex differences in the way certain college campus characteristics are perceived; there are significant relationships between how women students perceive their institutions and what they do there; important pre-college predictors of women's later career choices include type of high school attended and supportiveness of high school environment; and women students' career development appears importantly related to how encouraging they find their college environment to be. Six policy implications are also presented which are based on findings and input from participants at the Career Development for Undergraduate Women Conference, where the findings were presented and discussed. Thirteeen statistical tables with data from the project are then provided. Conference materials and materials for six workshops held conclude the report. (YLB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Radcliffe Coll., Cambridge, MA.