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ERIC Number: ED316815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Pages: 16
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Needs and Concerns of Women in AACD: Preliminary Results.
Thoreson, Richard W.; And Others
This study examined characteristics of female members of the American Association of Counseling and Development (AACD). A random sample of 1000 female members of AACD was surveyed, with a response rate of 12.1 percent of 121 surveys completed and returned. A questionnaire, the Female Counselor Survey, was developed to gather data on demographics, personal history, erotic sexual contact, needs assessment, multiple role concerns, work environment characteristics, social support, work burn-out, female role and gender attributes, and personal and professional life satisfaction. Preliminary results suggest that AACD women are reasonably satisfied with their personal and professional lives. The vast majority of the respondents reported no erotic sexual contact during professional relationships or after the termination of such relationships. They were interested in receiving further training in areas relevant to both their own and their client issues. Older, more established, higher income women were somewhat more satisfied than the converse. Burnout was associated with age, drug/alcohol problems, more work pressure, and less professional satisfaction. Identified needs were similar to those of an earlier male AACD sample. Fewer endorsed needs for additional training was also associated with age, income, and years employed. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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