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Women's Leadership Development: A Case Study Involving Iowa's Community Colleges And The Leadership Institute For A New Century , Glenda Kay Gallisath Jan 1995

Women's Leadership Development: A Case Study Involving Iowa's Community Colleges And The Leadership Institute For A New Century , Glenda Kay Gallisath

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to describe the role of the Leadership Institute for a New Century (LINC) in leadership development for women and people of color. The case study of selected LINC stakeholders focused on leadership development, the enhancement of leadership skills, and the use of type theory in leadership development. Data sources used were: (1) the Satisfaction and Perception Survey completed by LINC participants; (2) personal semi-structured interviews of selected LINC stakeholders; (3) the data base of type profiles for LINC participants, using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Methods of data analysis were descriptive statistics for the ...


A Study Of Factors Associated With Science Persistence In Successful Female Baccalaureate Degree Recipients At Iowa State University , Diane Lynn Doidge Jan 1995

A Study Of Factors Associated With Science Persistence In Successful Female Baccalaureate Degree Recipients At Iowa State University , Diane Lynn Doidge

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study responds to the need to further the understanding of persistence of females in science. By studying college seniors it provides data on a population that previously has not been studied well. By studying successful graduates (3.00-4.00 cumulative GPA) it represents a group of females most likely to persist in science beyond the bachelor's degree. Other criteria for entry into the research population required females to be: American educated; graduates of Iowa State University from 1986-1994; and majors of a laboratory-based science;Surveys were sent to 221 females initially meeting these criteria. The 165 returned surveys ...


Sorority Presidents' Leadership Experience: A Qualitative Research Methods Study, Robin Kathryn Shaffer Jan 1994

Sorority Presidents' Leadership Experience: A Qualitative Research Methods Study, Robin Kathryn Shaffer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Going Against The Grain: Women Student Leaders At Coeducational Institutions , Cecelia Renée Romano Jan 1994

Going Against The Grain: Women Student Leaders At Coeducational Institutions , Cecelia Renée Romano

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Student leadership in higher education is an educational and developmental experience for students. More information about the characteristics and experiences of women student leaders should assist student affairs professionals and faculty in maximizing educational opportunity for female students;This study examined the characteristics of women student presidents of campus-wide, coeducational student organizations at three large institutions of higher education in the midwest;Qualitative research was used in the study, with data being gathered during in depth, semi-structured interviews with 15 respondents at the three institutions. The study found that (a) families were very influential in the lives of these young ...


Career Maturity Of College Seniors As A Function Of Gender, Sex-Role Identification, And Choice Of Major , Janice Dawson-Threat Jan 1993

Career Maturity Of College Seniors As A Function Of Gender, Sex-Role Identification, And Choice Of Major , Janice Dawson-Threat

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Development of identity was examined as reflected in the ability to establish and clarify purpose and develop academic autonomy, combined as Career Maturity. Each variable was related to gender sex-role identification (androgynous, masculine-identified, feminine-identified, and undifferentiated), choice of major (male-dominated, female-dominated), and sex-appropriateness of major (sex-appropriate, sex-inappropriate);Three-hundred-ninety-six seniors completed the BEM Sex Role Inventory and the Student Developmental Task and Lifestyle Inventory. Students were enrolled in engineering and business (male-dominated), or education and family and consumer sciences (female-dominated);Students clustered in majors that were sex-appropriate for them. Females in sex-appropriate majors described themselves as more feminine than females in ...


Transformative Experiences Of Female Adult Students , Maria Renate Vogelsang Jan 1993

Transformative Experiences Of Female Adult Students , Maria Renate Vogelsang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify whether the educational experiences of female adult students trigger and/or facilitate perspective transformations. Mezirow (1991) refers to perspective transformation as the process of becoming aware of the context and origin of one's meaning perspective, of critically reflecting on the supporting arguments for one's perspective to allow a more inclusive, discriminating, and integrative perspective, and finally of acting on one's new perspective. Meaning perspectives are the set of habitual expectations and assumptions that people use to interpret and evaluate the meaning of their experiences. Providing students with opportunities to ...


An Interpretive Case Study Of Perceptions And Experiences Of Undergraduate Women In Engineering Majors At Iowa State University , Mildred Annette Haggray Jan 1992

An Interpretive Case Study Of Perceptions And Experiences Of Undergraduate Women In Engineering Majors At Iowa State University , Mildred Annette Haggray

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the perceptions and experiences of selected undergraduate women in engineering majors at Iowa State University. Using qualitative research methods, the researcher described and analyzed the effects of selected educational environment factors on the persistence of women in engineering majors. Educational environment factors that provided the focus for the study included: classroom climate, interaction with faculty and peers, and internal support systems. Related factors that were examined included: personal fit with the major, academic preparation, and career aspirations, and preferred teaching and learning styles and methodologies. Primary data sources included semi-structured ...


An Analysis Of Nonformal Education Needs Of Rural Women: A One Village Case Study In India , Neela Trivedi Jan 1992

An Analysis Of Nonformal Education Needs Of Rural Women: A One Village Case Study In India , Neela Trivedi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the nonformal education needs of rural women in the sociocultural context of a village in India. Specifically, the objectives of the study were to examine: (1) the physical, social and cultural milieu that determine women's need for and participation in nonformal education; (2) the needs that can be addressed through nonformal education programs; and (3) the perceptions and attitudes of women toward nonformal education;It was assumed that the needs of women are determined by and grow out of the sociocultural context and therefore can be adequately understood only in terms ...


The Pace (Perceptions, Attitudes, Concerns, And Emotions) Of Selected Doctoral Students At Iowa State University , Daleanne Anderson Jan 1992

The Pace (Perceptions, Attitudes, Concerns, And Emotions) Of Selected Doctoral Students At Iowa State University , Daleanne Anderson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation presents the results of a study of doctoral students from selected departments at a large midwestern research university. Doctoral students from six departments in three colleges were surveyed. The College of Education (Professional Studies and Curriculum and Instruction), the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (Family and Consumer Science Education and Human Development and Family Studies), and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Psychology and Sociology) were the selected colleges and departments;The study was designed to explore doctoral students' perceptions of the institution and of the faculty, their financial and academic concerns, and perceptions of their ...


Selected Perceptions Of Aspects Of Sex Equity And Affirmative Action Within Iowa Community Colleges , Carl Roy Heilman Jan 1992

Selected Perceptions Of Aspects Of Sex Equity And Affirmative Action Within Iowa Community Colleges , Carl Roy Heilman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research project was undertaken in order to study selected perceptions of issues related to sex equity and affirmative action within chosen Iowa merged area community colleges. The four major objectives of this research project were to determine the extent of knowledge of the adoption of institutional policies relating to state-mandated affirmative action, to determine the extent of knowledge of the implementation of state-mandated policies relating to affirmative action, to determine if there is a need for policy implementation on the part of community colleges, and to determine if the Iowa Department of Education should continue to promote affirmative action ...


The Journals Of S. Elizabeth Dusenbury, 1852-1857: Portrait Of A Teacher's Development , Ruth K. Mcgaha Jan 1990

The Journals Of S. Elizabeth Dusenbury, 1852-1857: Portrait Of A Teacher's Development , Ruth K. Mcgaha

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The journals of Elizabeth Dusenbury Vincent, written between 1852 and 1857, trace the development of a young middle class New York woman toward intellectual fulfillment. The second daughter of an ambitious, driving lumber baron, she found herself torn between the expectations of an evangelical Presbyterian family and church and her own yearning for learning. Two years at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary left her with the feeling there was a wide gulf between herself and those about her. She set and pursued her own course of study which led her to Joliet, Illinois, as a teacher in the first public high school ...


Factors That Influence The Career Aspirations Of Mathematically Precocious Females , Janey L. Montgomery Jan 1990

Factors That Influence The Career Aspirations Of Mathematically Precocious Females , Janey L. Montgomery

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The career aspirations and the factors influencing career decisions were investigated for a group of extremely precocious females to determine why some enter math/science careers and others do not. Using the multiple-case study approach, 15 mathematically precocious females' career paths were characterized. These females had scored before age 13 at least 700 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test-Mathematics (SAT-M) (frequency: top 1 in 60,000);Questionnaires completed at age 13, in 8th grade, and after high school graduation were used; in-depth telephone interviews at 19 to 21 years provided further data. Extremely mathematically precocious females have focused career goals by ...