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ERIC Number: ED016243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 216
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Reference Count: 0
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OCCUPATIONAL VALUES AND POST-COLLEGE CAREER CHANGE. FINAL REPORT.
UNDERHILL, RALPH
CAREER VARIATIONS ARE EXAMINED IN RELATION TO OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE AND VALUES. CAREER CHOICE MAY DETERMINE VALUES, VALUES MAY DETERMINE CAREER CHOICE, OR BOTH PROCESSES MAY OCCUR. RESPONSES TO QUESTIONNAIRES SENT EACH YEAR FOR THREE YEARS TO 15,850 MALE COLLEGE GRADUATES WERE ANALYZED. CLUSTER ANALYSIS IDENTIFIED DIMENSIONS OF VALUE ORIENTATION. THESE DIMENSIONS WERE CROSS-TABULATED BY PARTICULAR CAREER CHOICE CATEGORIES TO ESTABLISH A VALUE PATTERN APPROPRIATE TO EACH OF 20 CAREERS. FOR EACH CAREER, A CROSS-LOGGED PARTIAL ASSOCIATION (THE ASSOCIATION INITIAL CAREER WITH SUBSEQUENT VALUES AND THE ASSOCIATION OF INITIAL VALUES WITH SUBSEQUENT CAREERS), WAS MADE. THE COMPARISONS ARE SUMMARIZED IN TERMS OF A TYPOLOGY OF CAREER AND VALUE EFFECTS AND IN TERMS OF THE DEGREE OF CAREER PREDOMINANCE OVER VALUES FOR EACH CAREER. PATTERNS OF MOVEMENT AND STABILITY AMONG CAREERS ARE EXAMINED. THE FINDINGS ARE--(1) IN THE YEAR FOLLOWING COLLEGE GRADUATION, CAREER CHOICES ARE STRONGER THAN VALUES FOR MOST CAREERS, (2) THERE ARE VARIATIONS BY CAREER IN THE RELATIVE STRENGTH OF CAREER AND VALUE EFFECTS, (3) THESE VARIATIONS ARE RELATED TO CAREER STABILITY, MOVEMENT PATTERNS, PRESTIGE, AND GRADUATE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, AND (4) WHERE SPECIALIZED CAREER PREPARATION IS GREATER, VALUES HAVE LESS EFFECT. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
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