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Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies; 14;
A higher education puts a woman in control of herself and that lasts a lifetime.
According to DeMott (1990), the resource most widely used as a tool for upward
mobility is education. However, for many women, the opportunity to pursue a
second or third level education does not present itself at age appropriate times.
There are many issues related to the educational choices women make in late
adolescence and throughout their lifespan. This paper endeavours to investigate
and make proposals based on findings which could contribute to the
understanding of the psychosocial backdrop to the choices women make
regarding education both in late adolescence and in midlife. This paper will
report demographic information, women’s reasons for discontinuing formal
education and women’s reasons for returning to education. It will also explore
women’s perceptions of personal goals in their early twenties. Correlations of
independent variables will also be reported to identify links between
socioeconomic factors and the pursuit of educational goals.
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