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1990

Medicine and Health Sciences

Iowa State University

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Life History And Developmental Correlates Of Female Vocational Preferences: A Multivariate Study , Laura Sherrick Reichel Jan 1990

Life History And Developmental Correlates Of Female Vocational Preferences: A Multivariate Study , Laura Sherrick Reichel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of the present study was to assess the relationship among life history experiences, sex-roles, self-esteem and women's vocational preferences according to Holland's vocational typology. The sample consisted of 296 undergraduate female college students. Data were gathered via four questionnaires: the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory (Hansen & Campbell, 1985); the Biographical Questionnaire (Owens, 1971); the Bem Sex-Role Inventory (Bem, 1981); and the Self-Esteem Inventory (Coopersmith, 1987). Subjects were then classified according to Holland's vocational personality types;Both discriminant analyses and canonical correlations demonstrated the validity of using life history information, sex-roles and self-esteem to predict female vocational preferences ...