Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Casual factors that contribute to gender bias in career choice among junior high school age females
by Rodman, Richard A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 244; 1493050
Abstract (Summary)

This research study seeks to understand the antecedents that limit female career choice. These antecedents occur during the junior high school age range. The researcher interviewed an 8-member female middle school focus group and an ROP (Regional Occupational Program) career counselor to gamer their views concerning career choice; the results support the literature review. Middle school aged females: are not significantly impacted by career presentations; have not solidified their career choice; perceived peer males categorizing occupations by gender; have powerful emotional connections with male dominated careers. Parents: play the most influential role in their daughter's career choice; with less education steer their children toward traditionally gendered careers; desire their children to pursue post-secondary education. Fathers have greater influence than mothers. Culture plays the second greatest role in female career choice. Monetary compensation is an important factor in career choice. The majority of females choose traditionally female careers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Lawrence, Henry
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Middle School education, Educational psychology
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Publication Number: 1493050
ISBN: 978-1-124-61473-1
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