Date of Award

1989

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Business Administration

Department

Business

First Advisor

Arlene Taich

Second Advisor

Susan Myers

Third Advisor

Lynn Gerschefske

Abstract

This study was done to determine if the women of St. Charles County know about the concept of Women's Resource Centers and their preferences as to the types of services they would use.

The survey was conducted in the St. Charles area. The sample consisted primarily of women. The participants were from varied age groups, income levels and educational backgrounds. There were 350 surveys distributed. Two hundred surveys were used for the results.

There were two survey groups; health care workers and the public sector, and results were compared with each other. This comparison was to determine if there was a difference between people who work in the health care field and the general public, with regard to knowledge about Women's Resource Centers.

The findings of the survey did not support the premise that the women of St. Charles would use the services offered at most resource centers because that question was not directly asked. The survey did support the position that the women polled were interested in the types of services offered at most resource centers. The survey also indicated the preferences of the types of special services the women of this area would want. These included: Gynecology, Obstetrics , mammograms, as well as support groups, educational programs and extended hours.

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