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ERIC Number: ED014746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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PATERNAL INFLUENCE ON CAREER CHOICE.
WERTS, CHARLES E.
FATHER'S OCCUPATION WAS COMPARED WITH SON'S CAREER CHOICE FOR A SAMPLE OF 76,015 MALE, COLLEGE FRESHMEN. RESULTS INDICATED THAT CERTAIN TYPES OF FATHERS' OCCUPATIONS WERE ASSOCIATED WITH SIMILAR TYPES OF CAREER CHOICES BY SONS. BOYS WHOSE FATHERS WERE IN SCIENTIFIC OCCUPATIONS (ENGINEERS, MILITARY OFFICERS, ARCHITECTS, BIOLOGISTS, CHEMISTS, AND PHYSICISTS) WERE LIKELY TO CHOOSE CAREERS IN THE SCIENTIFIC AREA--ENGINEER, CHEMIST, PHYSICIST, ARCHITECT, MATHEMATICIAN, AND BIOLOGIST. SONS OF FATHERS IN MEDICAL FIELDS (PHARMACISTS, OSTEOPATHS, CHIROPRACTORS, OPTOMETRISTS, DENTISTS, AND PHYSICIANS) TENDED TO CHOOSE MEDICAL CAREERS--VETERINARIAN, PHARMACIST, DENTIST, AND PHYSICIAN, AND BOYS WHOSE FATHERS WERE IN OCCUPATIONS INVOLVING TEACHING OR GUIDANCE (TEACHER, SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS, CLERGYMEN, AND SOCIAL WORKERS) GRAVITATED TOWARDS SIMILAR CAREERS, SUCH AS TEACHER, CLERGYMAN, COLLEGE PROFESSOR, SOCIAL WORKER, AND MISSIONARY. THIS DOCUMENT IS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION RESEARCH REPORT, VOLUME 3, NUMBER 2, 1967. (AUTHOR)
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Authoring Institution: National Merit Scholarship Corp., Evanston, IL.
Identifiers: CHI SQUARE; Poisson Distribution; STRONG VOCATIONAL INTEREST BLANK