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ERIC Number: ED003339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 237
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FACTORS AFFECTING CAREER CHOICES OF ADOLESCENTS.
SUNDBERG, NORMAN D.; TYLER, LEONA E.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROJECT INCLUDED--(1) OBTAINING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT VARIETIES OF COGNITIVE STRUCTURES YOUNG PEOPLE USE IN THINKING ABOUT FUTURE CAREER POSSIBILITIES AND DETERMINING THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE LIFE STYLES REPRESENTED IN ADOLESCENT GROUPS ARE RELATED TO SEX, SOCIAL CLASS, RELIGION, NATIONALITY, AND SEVERAL KINDS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS, (2) OBTAINING EVIDENCE REGARDING THE CONSTRUCT VALIDITY OF SEVERAL NEW ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES THAT MAY PROVE USEFUL TO COUNSELORS, AND (3) FACILITATING THE PLANNING OF SUBSEQUENT RESEARCH STUDIES ON THE ORIGINS AND CONSEQUENCES OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF POSSIBILITY STRUCTURES. SEVERAL KINDS OF DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM FOUR CAREFULLY SELECTED SAMPLES OF ADOLESCENTS IN THE NINTH GRADE (OR ITS EUROPEAN EQUIVALENT) FROM THE STATE OF OREGON AND THE NETHERLANDS. FROM THE SAMPLES OBTAINED, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT DUTCH SUBJECTS ARE MORE AWARE OF THEIR TOTAL SOCIETY AS COMPOSED OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS, WHEREAS AMERICAN ADOLESCENTS ARE MORE AWARE OF THEIR SPECIAL TEEN-AGE SOCIETY. IN ADDITION, DUTCH ADOLESCENTS APPEARED TO BE AWARE OF AND FAMILIAR WITH SIGNIFICANTLY MORE OCCUPATIONS. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Identifiers: NETHERLANDS; OREGON; Oregon (North Bend)