Title: Women in transition
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098908/00001
 Material Information
Title: Women in transition A study of demographic and personality factors related to life-style choices
Physical Description: xi, 156 leaves ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Aanstad, Judy Ann, 1946- ( Dissertant )
Stripling, Robert O. ( Thesis advisor )
Tolbert, E. L. ( Reviewer )
Ziller, Robert ( Reviewer )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1978
Subjects / Keywords: Counselor Education thesis Ph. D
Women -- United States   ( lcsh )
Women -- Psychology   ( lcsh )
Vocational guidance for women -- United States   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Counselor Education -- UF
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate mid-life vocational decisions made by homemakers following a ten-week life planning seminar. The main objective was to learn what situational and personality factors were related to life-style choices made by the women. Other objectives were to learn more about the types of decisions and actions taken by these adult women in transition and to evaluate the effectiveness of the life planning program. To gather data for the study, a questionnaire was mailed to 167 women who had completed one of the Lifespan Planning Seminars, which had been offered twice a year since 1972 at the Lifespan Center of Salem College. The questionnaire return rate was 31%, with the lowest return, 52%, coming from the first Seminar offered. Additional data used in the study included Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) test results for the former Seminar participants which were on file at the Lifespan Center. The women were divided into two groups on the basis of their current activity involvement: self-styled homemakers and career-oriented women. These groups were compared on a variety of situational and personality factors. Factors significantly differentiating the two groups included a higher need by the self-styled homemakers for abasement on the EPPS (p < .01, df = 85) , a higher need for exhibition by the career women on the EPPS (p < .05, df = 85), and a greater likelihood that the homemakers were married (p < .025, df = 1). In addition, the careeroriented women were more satisfied with their current life-style (p < .001, df = 130), rated themselves higher on the ability to make decisions and accomplish goals (p < .001, df = 133), were more likely to have acted on their decisions (p < .005, df = 1), and rated higher the importance of the Seminar to their life planning (p < .001, df = 130). These results seem to indicate that these career-oriented women were more satisfied with their life planning experience and their chosen life-style. Other findings indicated that many of the women who attended the Seminar did so because they were considering a return to school or work. Many of them did make a transition to school or work; at the time of the study 52% of the women were attending or had completed college, graduate school, or specialized job preparation since the Seminar. Thirty-nine percent were working either part or full-time. The majority of the women felt the Seminar was important to them in their career planning and especially valued the vocational testing and interaction with other women. The most common positive outcomes mentioned included an increase in self-confidence, an increased ability to make decisions, and an increase in the ability to assume responsibility for one's self.
Thesis: Thesis--University of Florida.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 144-155.
Statement of Responsibility: by Judy Ann Aanstad.
General Note: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
Additional Physical Form: Also available on the World Wide Web.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00098908
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 000074594
oclc - 04695975
notis - AAH9868


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