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Impact of an Educational Program Designed to Assist Women Overcome the Deterrents to Entering Non-Traditional Occupations [microform] / Hollie B. Thomas and Others
Bib ID 5382044
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Thomas, Hollie B
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1980 
36 p. 

A study determined whether a short-term educational program could be used to help women overcome personal-social barriers to entry into non-traditional occupational preparation programs. Twenty women from each of three community/junior colleges were surveyed using the Survey of Women's Attitudes about Careers (which was also used for posttesting) to determine what the barriers were. A treatment program, based on survey findings, was designed and delivered. The treatment program, which addressed decision making, goal setting, self-knowledge, and awareness of career opportunities, was intended to assist women in overcoming barriers for entry into nontraditional employment and to encourage them to become self-directed in their career development. Posttests and follow-up interviews were used to assess the program's impact by considering (1) changes made by participants as a result of specific goals, (2) application to and problems encountered in apprenticeship and training programs, and (3) degree of support from family and friends. It was concluded that the program did have some impact in assisting women to enter nontraditional occupations by helping them set career goals and change stereotypical attitudes. Participants also reported feeling less deterrence from potential barriers and having more control over their career development. (YLB)


Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: G007702136.

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Boston, MA, April 11, 1980). Not available in paper copy due to light type.

Educational level discussed: Two Year Colleges.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Aspiration.  |  Attitude Change.  |  Career Choice.  |  Career Development.  |  Employment Opportunities.  |  Females.  |  Individual Power.  |  Minicourses.  |  Nontraditional Occupations.  |  Occupations.  |  Personality Traits.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Role Perception.  |  Self Concept.  |  Sex Bias.  |  Sex Stereotypes.  |  Social Attitudes.  |  Social Bias.  |  Surveys.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Womens Education.  |  Work Attitudes.
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.  |  Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Florida State Univ., Tallahassee
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