Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1986

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Education

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-12658

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

D'Ann Jimmar

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8615058

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

106 pages

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