Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
The major purpose of this investigation was to examine factors that might be related to the long-range career plans of women teacher education graduates from Iowa State University, and to develop a model for predicting the future long-range career plan. The data used for this investigation were drawn from a longitudinal teacher education research study administered by the Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE) at Iowa State University;The dependent variable, long-range career plan, was defined as "teaching only" as an occupational choice and "nonteaching" as an occupational choice. The independent variables were mother's occupation (coded "work inside the home" and "work outside the home"), community size, marital status, student teaching satisfaction, and desired job characteristics. The statistical procedures used to test the hypotheses were Pearson product moment correlation and multiple regression analyses. A prediction equation was developed;The evidence suggested that student teaching satisfaction with reaction to teaching as a career and mother's occupation might be two important variables when studying long-range career plan of women graduates from teacher education. Specifically, these two variables alone accounted for almost 20 percent of the total variation in long-range career plan. None of the remaining variables made a significant contribution.
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Jimmar, D'Ann, "Factors relating to the long-range career plan of women teacher education graduates from Iowa State University " (1986). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 8010.