Women in Missions: A Pilot Study

Volume
Volume 14
Issue
Fall 1986
Title
Women in Missions: A Pilot Study
Abstract

Women have been and are a vital force in the North American missionary movement. In this study an attempt is made to identify trends in the background and training of women currently being sent abroad as compared with those who went overseas thirty years ago. Data were collected comparing 1951-53 appointees with 1981-83 appointees on their levels of education, age, family background, spiritual experience, and other factors. Statistically significant differences between the two groups emerged on age, marital status, exposure to psychotherapy, cross cultural exposure, and family background. The study concludes with a discussion of how these results affect recruitment decisions by mission executives.

Author
Dr. J.R. Beck
Pages
224 - 232
Price
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