ERIC Number: ED376542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Females at Risk in the Future Workplace: Gender Credibility Perceptions and Communication Educator Problems in the Building of Community.
Mandeville, Mary Y.
A study examined female and male university students' perceptions about career choice. Essay response questionnaires were administered to 52 university students in speech communication courses in the Fall of 1990 and 55 students the following semester. After reviewing student responses, survey response questions were developed and administered to 258 students from both regular sections and honors sections of the basic speech communication course from 1991 to 1994. Results indicated that: (1) career decision-making problems for females were continuing ones; (2) females chose careers that less suited their interests than males; (3) females were very influenced by public perceptions about careers; (4) females had lower levels of career aspirations than males; (5) males had high influence on the career decision making of females; and (6) both males and females chose careers based on sex role stereotypes. Speech communication educators need to provide gender responsible leadership and to work at implementing interventions through their collectiveness and their collaboration as professionals. (Contains 15 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (80th, New Orleans, LA, November 19-22, 1994).