ERIC Number: ED288937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov-14
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The Effect of Women's Studies and Black Studies on the Self-Concept and Careers of Black College Women.
A national sample of black females who entered college for the first time in the fall of 1971 as full-time freshmen was the data base for this study. A demographic profile of these students was developed and compared to a profile of white students. The findings about the black females were the following: (1) their families were poorer; (2) they had lower grade point averages upon college entrance; (3) they aspired to a higher degree; (4) they attended college primarily to obtain a better job; and (5) they required more financial aid. The second phase of the study described characteristics of the institutions attended by these females and the educational and occupational outcomes of their college experiences. An analytical assessment is made of the impact of black and women's studies upon the self-concept and occupations of the subjects. The major finding was that enrollment in black and women's studies courses proved to be predictors of positive self-concept and nontraditional job status. Appended are 21 tables displaying the study data. (VM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Educational Research Association (65th, Marina del Rey, CA, November 13-14, 1986). The appended data tables contain small/marginally legible print.