Vocational Interests of College Women: A Study of 100 Students of the College of New Rochelle Showing Centers of Vocational Interest, Reasons for Occupational Choice and College Preparation for the Same

Sister Mary Berenice Rice, Fordham University

Abstract

This study proposed simply to discover three main factors having direct bearing on the vocational interests of college women, namely: the fields of activity that college women intend to enter; the reasons for their choice, and finally, undergraduate preparation for after college occupation. For the purposes or this study it was not deemed advisable to make an extensive investigation of the vocational interests of the entire group or 828 students, but to study 100 of the students individually and intensively. Two groups of 50 seniors and 50 freshmen each selected at random from the class registers were the subjects of the study. This selection was made for several reasons. Since the object of the study was to discover college preparation for vocation, a comparison of seniors and freshmen in this matter seemed valuable. Again, to learn how college affects vocational interest, it was necessary to use these two groups. The study of vocational change effected during college called for a senior group. Finally, it was thought that these two groups would give a cross-grain of the vocational interests of college women.

Subject Area

Womens studies|Higher education|Occupational psychology|Vocational education

Recommended Citation

Rice, Sister Mary Berenice, "Vocational Interests of College Women: A Study of 100 Students of the College of New Rochelle Showing Centers of Vocational Interest, Reasons for Occupational Choice and College Preparation for the Same" (1932). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29282647.
https://research.library.fordham.edu/dissertations/AAI29282647

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