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ERIC Number: ED013145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 29
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Reference Count: 0
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OCCUPATIONAL GOALS, EXPECTATIONS, AND ANTICIPATORY GOAL DEFLECTION EXPERIENCED BY NEGRO GIRLS RESIDING IN LOW-INCOME RURAL AND URBAN PLACES.
KUVLESKY, WILLIAM P.; LEVER, MICHAEL
RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS, EXPECTATIONS, AND ANTICIPATORY GOAL DEFLECTION EXPERIENCED BY NEGRO FEMALES RESIDING IN LOW INCOME RURAL AND URBAN AREAS. TWO OPEN END QUESTIONS WERE USED TO OBTAIN RESPONSE MODES THAT WOULD SERVE AS INDICATORS OF OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS. THE RESPONSE MODES WERE CODED IN A RANK HIERARCHY USING A MODIFIED VERSION OF THE CENSUS SCHEME. FINDINGS INDICATED MARKED SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS OF RURAL AND URBAN NEGRO FEMALES. BOTH GROUPS DESIRED HIGH PRESTIGE TYPES OF PROFESSIONAL AND SEMIPROFESSIONAL POSITIONS. THE ONLY NOTEWORTHY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO RURAL AND URBAN GROUPS WAS THAT PROPORTIONATELY MORE URBAN FEMALES HELD HIGH ASPIRATIONS. AS CONCERNS EXPECTATIONS COMPARED TO ASPIRATIONS, THE MAJORITY OF BOTH GROUPS ANTICIPATED ATTAINMENT OF WHITE COLLAR OCCUPATIONS AND HIGH PRESTIGE POSITIONS. NO EXTREME DIFFERENCES WERE OBSERVED BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS IN ANTICIPATORY DEFLECTION. IMPLICATIONS OF THE STUDY INDICATE THAT THE ACHIEVEMENT PREVAILING IN OUR AMERICAN CULTURE RESULTS IN HIGH SUCCESS ASPIRATIONS. OTHER IMPLICATIONS MENTIONED WERE THAT RURAL YOUTH HAVE LOWER ASPIRATIONS THAN URBAN YOUTH AND BOTH GROUPS HAVE UNREALISTICALLY HIGH OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS WHICH SHOULD BE MODIFIED. AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SAMPLES OF THE RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS CONCLUDE THE REPORT. (JS)
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Identifiers: SOUTHWESTERN SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETINGS