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Barriers to Entry into Non-Traditional Occupations for Women [microform] : A Study to Determine the Ability to Discriminate among Groups / Karen L Denbroeder and Hollie B. Thomas
Bib ID 5382045
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Denbroeder, Karen L
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1980 
36 p. 

The purpose of the study reported in this speech was to ascertain whether perceived barriers to entering nontraditional occupations as measured by a barriers-to-entry survey could be employed to accurately discriminate among women's consideration of a nontraditional occupation. Using a stratified random sample of 500 women (51% response) living in a moderately large Southeastern city who were employed in traditional occupations of nursing, teaching, and secretarial work, the two-part survey sought to discriminate among women who had given little, serious, or no consideration to entering a nontraditional occupation. Results of the survey indicate that membership in these deterrent groups can be identified on the basis of perceived barriers. Specifically, the findings lend support to two assumptions: (1) the greater the consideration a woman gives to nontraditional occupations, the more she will be deterred and the more helpless she learns to feel; (2) women discover that the role of female is considered more important than a career role, even when entering a nontraditional field. (The data and the complete eighteen-page questionnaire, Survey of Women's Attitudes about Careers are included.) (MEK)


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, 1980).

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

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Career Choice.  |  Employed Women.  |  Employee Attitudes.  |  Females.  |  Nontraditional Occupations.  |  Nurses.  |  Occupational Surveys.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Role Conflict.  |  Role Perception.  |  Secretaries.  |  Sex Bias.  |  Sex Role.  |  Social Bias.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Women Faculty.
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Thomas, Hollie B., author
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