ERIC Number: ED242609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
College Women's Role Model Choice: A Developmental Analysis.
Paludi, Michele A.
The present study defined a role model as someone whom a woman conceptualizes and chooses. In contrast to previous research, the present investigation revealed that women's role model choices were more varied. Women predominantly named opposite-sex relatives, instructors, and professionals as their role models and models they would like to have in the future. In addition, role-model choice varied as a function of age: more male models were named when women described themselves presently (college years) than when they were younger. Finally, women reported that gender is not an important characteristic of role models and that they could live without a role model of their same sex. However, many women reported that they would like to have a female role model, especially to help them in their professional vs. personal career decisions. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Midyear Conference of the American Educational Research Association Research on Women and Education Special Interest Group (9th, Tempe, AZ, November 3-5, 1983).