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ERIC Number: ED003521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 47
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A PILOT STUDY OF PERSONALITY FACTORS RELATED TO OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS OF NEGRO COLLEGE STUDENTS.
LITTIG, LAWRENCE W.
AN EXPLORATORY STUDY WAS MADE ON OCCUPATION-RELATED BEHAVIOR TRAITS OF NEGRO COLLEGE STUDENTS. CERTAIN PERSONALITY CORRELATES OF THE OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS AND SUCCESS EXPECTANCIES WERE EXAMINED. SUBJECTS WERE 70 MALE AND 30 FEMALE STUDENTS AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY. THE PERSONALITY VARIABLES WERE MEASURED BY THE TEST OF INSIGHT, TEST ANXIETY QUESTIONNAIRE, AND A SELF-RATING QUESTIONNAIRE. OCCUPATION-RELATED DATA WERE OBTAINED BY QUESTIONNAIRES. THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT (1) MOTIVATIONS FOR SUCCESS AND FOR AVOIDING FAILURE WERE NOT RELATED TO REALISTIC OR UNREALISTIC ASPIRATIONS, (2) MIDDLE-CLASS MALES AND FEMALES, AND WORKING-CLASS FEMALES ASPIRED TOWARD OCCUPATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN TRADITIONALLY OPEN TO NEGROES, (3) WORKING-CLASS MALES ASPIRED TOWARD TRADITIONALLY CLOSED OCCUPATIONS, AND (4) MALE SUBJECTS, OTHER THAN MIDDLE CLASS MALES, HAD LOW EXPECTANCY OF OCCUPATIONAL SUCCESS. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; Mandler Sarason Test Anxiety Questionnaire; Test of Insight (French)