Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Social Work

First Advisor

Booth, G. V.


Education, Guidance and Counseling.




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.