The motivation of female college business students to manage : a study of selected college business students in certain functional specialties

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Blythe Carroll Hampton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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William L. Tullar

Abstract: The problem of this study was to investigate the motivation of college business students to manage. The purpose was to determine if there is a need for curriculum development which would provide more appropriate educational experiences for females who aspire to management positions. It was hypothesized that (1) there would be significant differences between males and females in the motivation to manage, (2) there would be significant differences among the functional specialties in the motivation to manage, and (3) there would be a significant interaction between sex differences in the motivation to manage and functional specialty. The hypotheses of this study related to overall differences; however, each subscale of the instrument used to measure the motivation to manage was analyzed separately in order to determine if significant differences existed on the individual subscales. A total of 192 subjects—109 males and 83 females--participated in the study. The functional specialties studied were general management, accounting, marketing/merchandising, and banking/finance. The motivation to manage was measured through the use of the Miner Sentence Completion Scale. Two-way analyses of variance and chi square analyses were the statistical techniques employed. A questionnaire was used to obtain both demographic and biographical data related to functional specialty choice. Six female students were interviewed in order to provide more insight into individual motivation.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Business students $z United States
Women college students $z United States $x Attitudes
Management $x Vocational guidance

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