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ERIC Number: ED010654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 33
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Reference Count: 0
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A FORCED-CHOICE PROCEDURE FOR MEASUREMENT OF PUPILS' ATTITUDES TOWARD MAJOR DIMENSIONS OF WORK, REPORT NUMBER 3.
HEINER, HAROLD G.; AND OTHERS
AN INSTRUMENT WAS DEVELOPED AND PILOT TESTED FOR MEASURING OCCUPATIONAL ATTITUDES OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TOWARD COMPONENT DIMENSIONS OF NONPROFESSIONAL-LEVEL WORK INVOLVED IN OFFICE, RETAIL, HEALTH SERVICE, AND CONSTRUCTION VOCATIONS. THE DIMENSIONS MEASURED WERE TOOLS, MATERIALS, NATURE OF TASKS, PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS. THE INSTRUMENT PROVIDED A MEANS OF CONFRONTING SUBJECTS WITH THEORETICALLY "TOTAL" WORK SITUATIONS AND MEASURING THEIR PREFERENCES FOR "TOTAL" SITUATIONS OVER RESERVATIONS THEY WOULD HAVE ABOUT SOME DIMENSIONS. A TOTAL OF 153 SUBJECTS FROM THE SEVENTH, EIGHTH, AND NINTH GRADES WERE USED FOR TESTING. A RELIABILITY MEASURE FOR THE STUDENT TESTS WAS OBTAINED BY USING THE INSTRUMENT TO INTERVIEW 20 ADULTS WITH SEVERAL YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE. TEST RESULTS INDICATED THE INSTRUMENT'S POTENTIAL COUNSELING SUITABILITY FOR HELPING STUDENTS BETTER ANALYZE AND UNDERSTAND THEIR OCCUPATIONAL INTERESTS. THE AUTHORS SUGGESTED THAT THE INSTRUMENT MIGHT ALSO BE USEFUL IN DETERMINING THE WAYS WHICH VOCATIONAL ATTITUDES OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS ARE INFLUENCED BY SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AGE, AND SEX DIFFERENCES. PLANS FOR FURTHER VALIDATION AND STANDARDIZATION WERE RECOMMENDED. THIS VOLUME REPRESENTS PART 3 OF THE 13-PART FINAL REPORT ON THE VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. RELATED VOLUMES ARE ED 010 652 THROUGH ED 010 664. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Vocational Education, Olympia.; Washington State Univ., Pullman.
Identifiers: PULLMAN; WASHINGTON; Washington (Olympia)