Date of Award

1989

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Booth, G. V.

Keywords

Education, Guidance and Counseling.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The effects of a two-stage mentoring program on the values, attitudes and behaviours associated with the educational and occupational goals of elementary school females was explored within a symbolic interaction framework. It was proposed that the provision of educational and occupational role expectations, other than the traditional ones, through a variety of mentoring experiences with senior university students and women in the community would expand young elementary school females' awareness, interest and expectations in a non-traditional direction. Thirty-three elementary school students interacted in a one-on-one relationship with a senior university student and with a woman in the community in non-traditional educational and occupational areas respectively, over a four-month period with matching based on interests, hobbies and stated career goals. Females also participated in Awareness workshops dealing with the home/work dichotomy, marketplace exploration and profiles of successful women in non-traditional careers. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .M483. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0436. Chairperson: Gerald V. Booth. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1989.

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