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ERIC Number: ED337068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional, Situational and Dispositional Obstacles Encountered by the Re-entry Graduate Woman.
Barkhymer, Meg; Dorsett, Yvonne
Women who enter college after a significant interruption in their education often face obstacles or barriers that affect their success. These obstacles are typically classified into one of three categories: institutional barriers, situational barriers, or dispositional barriers. This study, conducted with 47 graduate women with a mean age of 34.7 years at Bowling Green University (Bowling Green, Ohio), examined the perceptions of re-entry women with respect to obstacles to their education. The results indicated that graduate women experience the same types of obstacles as undergraduate women, despite characteristically higher levels of skill and experience in education. The obstacles of greatest concern to the women surveyed included scheduling conflicts between college classes and job/family duties, the financial burden, guilt surrounding neglected parental and family responsibilities, and self-imposed pressure to excel academically. Appendices contain the survey instrument and a demographic questionnaire. Contains 23 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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