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ERIC Number: ED011924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Pages: 32
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Reference Count: 0
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RELATIONSHIPS AMONG SELECTED MOTIVATIONS INTO VOCATIONAL EDUCATION.
DRABICK, LAWRENCE W.
THE PURPOSE WAS TO EXAMINE THE RELATIVE INFLUENCE OF A NUMBER OF FACTORS MOTIVATING PERSONS TO ENTER VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF (1) 72 FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY ON MAY 1965 AND (2) 15 HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM THE POPULATION OF 1956-60 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION GRADUATES AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY WHO WERE EMPLOYED AS HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TEACHERS DURING THE SPRING OF 1965. PHRASES REPRESENTATIVE OF PREDISPOSING FACTORS (FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND PEERS) AND DIMENSIONAL FACTORS (ALTRUISM, INCOME, PRESTIGE, MOBILITY, AND KNOWLEDGE) WERE COMBINED IN A STANDARDIZED STATEMENT FORM WHICH WOULD FORCE THE RESPONDENT TO ASSIGN ORDERS OF IMPORTANCE. THE QUALITY RANKINGS OF THE RESPONDENTS, THEIR SATISFACTION WITH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, AND THE TYPE OF VARIABLE MOST INFLUENTIAL IN THEIR DECISION TO ENTER VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WERE ANALYZED TO DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIP. SIGNIFICANT UNIFORMITY EXISTED WITHIN TEACHER AND STUDENT GROUPS. FOR EACH, THE PREDISPOSING VARIABLE OF SCHOOL ATMOSPHERE WAS MOST IMPORTANT. THE MOST IMPORTANT DIMENSIONAL VARIABLE FOR THE TEACHERS WAS THE ALTRUISTIC PURPOSE, WHEREAS, FOR STUDENTS, IT WAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THEIR SOCIAL POSITION IN LIFE AND OBTAIN PRESTIGE. (SL)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina (Raleigh)