Accession Number:

ADA128602

Title:

Women at Sea: Welcome Aboard.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

Industrial psychologists claim that social acceptance and integration of new personnel on the job is of major importance in the work environment. During fiscal year 1978, 53 female naval officers stepped out of traditional roles and on board a total of 14 ships. This event broke decades of tradition against navy women being permitted aboard line ships. Currently, there are 187 female officers on board a total of 30 ships. This study attempts to discover what actions the commands took in fiscal year 78 to enhance the integration of the first shipboard women officers five years ago and what the women did or experienced that facilitated their integration. This data is compared to the current social integration data. Additionally, this study addresses the issue of what exhibited behaviors were considered acceptable by the shipboard commands for female officers and to what extent these behaviors could be considered typically masculine, typically feminine or androgynous.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE