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ERIC Number: ED011925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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OCCUPATIONAL DESIRES AND EXPECTATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS.
DRABICK, LAWRENCE W.; NUNALEE, THOMAS H. III
A STUDY WAS MADE TO DETERMINE (1) THE OCCUPATIONAL DESIRES AND THE ACTUAL EMPLOYMENT EXPECTATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, (2) THE EXTENT AND DIRECTION OF THESE DIFFERENCES, AND (3) THE RELATIONSHIP OF BACKGROUND FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INDIVIDUAL. THE SAMPLE WAS COMPOSED OF 1,069 SENIORS FROM 12 WHITE AND 11 NEGRO SCHOOLS IN NORTH CAROLINA, WHO PROVIDED NAMES OF OCCUPATIONS IN WHICH THEY DESIRED TO ENGAGE AS WELL AS OCCUPATIONS IN WHICH THEY EXPECTED TO ENGAGE. OCCUPATIONS WERE CODED ACCORDING TO A MODIFIED VERSION OF THE NORTH-HATT SCALE. CONCLUSIONS WERE -- (1) RESPONDENTS OF HIGH AND LOW EXTREMES OF INTELLIGENCE MORE FREQUENTLY THAN THOSE OF MEDIUM INTELLIGENCE INDICATED NO DIFFERENCE IN PRESTIGE BETWEEN THE DESIRED AND EXPECTED OCCUPATIONS, (2) RESPONDENTS WHOSE FATHERS HAD HIGH OCCUPATIONAL PRESTIGE INDICATED NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESIRED AND EXPECTED OCCUPATIONS, AND THOSE WHOSE FATHERS HAD LOW OCCUPATIONAL PRESTIGE EXPRESSED A DESIRE FOR A HIGHER PRESTIGE OCCUPATION THAN EXPECTED, (3) RESPONDENTS HAVING TWO OR FEWER SIBLINGS INDICATED THE LEAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PRESTIGE OF DESIRED AND EXPECTED OCCUPATIONS, AND RESPONDENTS WHO HAD MORE THAN FIVE SIBLINGS INDICATED A DESIRE FOR A HIGHER PRESTIGE OCCUPATION THAN EXPECTED, AND (4) TOWN RESIDENTS MORE FREQUENTLY INDICATED NO OR LESS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESIRED AND EXPECTED OCCUPATIONS THAN COUNTRY RESIDENTS. THE DESIRES AND EXPECTATIONS ARE ALSO ANALYZED BY RACE AND SEX. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina (Raleigh); NORTH HATT SCALE