Caractéristiques d'étudiantes choisies dans des disciplines traditionnelles et non-traditionnelles, à l'Université McGill (Montréal)

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Caractéristiques d'étudiantes choisies dans des disciplines traditionnelles et non-traditionnelles, à l'Université McGill (Montréal)
Abstract
The author claims that the classic theories dealing with vocational choice have not satisfactorily predicted the career choices of women. Indeed, several have questioned their ability to explain women's career development and have indicated the need for alternatives. The author's dissertation takes up this challenge and raises the question: "What are the factors which influence young women to continue to choose careers classified as typically 'feminine' when, as a result of societal and academic changes of the last two decades, all programs are now open to them?" In 1984 a study was made of 401 women students enrolled in traditional female disciplines within the sciences (nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy) and in non-traditional fields (architecture, engineering, dentistry). An analysis of the data collected from this sample, representative of students registered in these programs at McGill University, found that there were statistically significant differences between the two groups. These differences derive from place of birth, socio-economic status (SES), work experience, aspirations, significant others, work values and conception of the role of women. The author found that women students with a traditional profile are more likely to be born in Quebec, come from a family of lower SES, work part time, have lower academic aspirations, have been influenced by a woman in their chosen field, value work more highly for its intrinsic worth and qualitative environment, and are willing to accept interrupted careers. Women students with a non traditional profile are more likely to be born outside Canada, come from a family of higher SES, do not work part time, have high academic aspirations, have been influenced by a man in their career choice, value work less highly for its intrinsic worth and qualitative environment, and expect to have continuous careers.
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PhD dissertation
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McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1987
Language
fr
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Guilbert, Céline. “Caractéristiques d’étudiantes choisies dans des disciplines traditionnelles et non-traditionnelles, à l’Université McGill (Montréal).” PhD dissertation, McGill University, 1987. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMM/TC-QMM-75749.pdf.
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