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ERIC Number: ED002848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 661
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A STUDY OF THE VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS AND BOYS.
KRIPPNER, STANLEY
THE FREQUENCY AND INFLUENCES OF VOCATIONAL TYPE PREFERENCES AMONG APPROXIMATELY 350 SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADERS WERE DETERMINED DURING THIS STUDY. PROJECT ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED AS SUPPLEMENTARY TO COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT NO. 367, "A STUDY OF INTERESTS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH," AND WERE REPORTED IN A DOCTORAL DISSERTATION. DATA WERE ALSO COLLECTED ON PAST WORK EXPERIENCE, FUTURE EDUCATIONAL PLANS, AND STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARD COURSES IN WHICH THEY WERE THEN ENROLLED. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND MENTAL ABILITY TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED TO ALL STUDENT PARTICIPANTS. BASED ON THE COMBINED RESULTS OF THE TESTS AND ON THE FINDINGS DERIVED FROM THE VARIOUS VOCATIONAL FACTORS PERCEIVED BY THE STUDENTS, ACADEMIC ABILITIES APPEARED TO HAVE A GREATER AMOUNT OF INFLUENCE UPON VOCATIONAL PREFERENCE THAN HAD MENTAL ABILITY. THE RESULTS ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THESE ABILITIES WERE MORE CLOSELY TIED TO THE VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS OF BOYS THAN OF GIRLS. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WERE PROVIDED FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS CONCERNING THE WIDE RANGE OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES DEMONSTRATED BY THE STUDY DATA. (JH)
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Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Evanston)