NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED015494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
LEVEL OF ASPIRATION AND MODELS APPLICABLE TO THE PROBLEM OF CHOICE OF CAREER.
HUTCHINSON, THOMAS E.
REGRESSION ANALYSIS, DISCRIMINANT ANALYSIS, AND A COMBINATION OF THESE STATISTICAL MODELS CANNOT PROVIDE INFORMATION APPROPRIATE TO INDIVIDUAL CAREER CHOICE THROUGH VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE. THESE MODELS IGNORE INDIVIDUAL VARIANCE IN ASPIRATION LEVELS AND MEANINGFUL DIMENSIONS OF JOB SATISFACTION. CENTOUR ANALYSIS PROVIDES FOR BOTH THROUGH USE OF FLEXIBLY DETERMINED SUBGROUPS. THOSE VARIABLES BELIEVED TO DISCRIMINATE AMONG THE FLEXIBLY DETERMINED SUBGROUPS OF THE VOCATIONAL GROUPS ARE USED TO ARRIVE AT CENTOUR SCORES WHICH DESCRIBE AN INDIVIDUAL'S POSITION WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBGROUPS. THIS MODEL, USED IN A VOCATIONAL SELF-CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION SYSTEM, ALLOWS THE INDIVIDUAL TO COMPARE HIMSELF WITH MANY VARIED VOCATIONAL GROUPS AND COMBINATIONS OF GROUPS WHILE HE HIMSELF DEFINES (IN PART) THE COMPOSITION OF THE GROUPS. THE COUNSELOR IS GIVEN PSYCHOLOGICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNSELEE AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR COUNSELING WHICH ARE NOT PRESENTLY AVAILABLE. LIMITATIONS OF THE SYSTEM ARE COST AND TIME FACTORS AS WELL AS THE TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF VOCATIONAL CATEGORIES WHICH EXIST. (AUTHOR/SK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: N/A