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ERIC Number: ED019417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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REASONS FOR SELECTION OF EXPECTED OCCUPATIONS--BY RACE AND SEX. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SERIES NUMBER 7, 1965.
DRABICK, LAWRENCE W.; MATTHEWS, ROBERT G.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO ANALYZE THE REASONS GIVEN FOR ENTERING SELECTED OCCUPATIONS BY A SAMPLE OF 985 WHITE AND NEGRO NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS COMPRISED OF 271 WHITE MALES, 315 WHITE FEMALES, 167 NEGRO MALES, AND 232 NEGRO FEMALES. QUESTIONNAIRES COMPLETED IN A CLASSROOM SETTING PROVIDED DATA ON STUDENT OCCUPATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS AND BACKGROUND. THE MAJORITY OF REASONS GIVEN FOR OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS WERE CATEGORIZED AS GENERAL INTEREST. MORE MALE THAN FEMALE STUDENTS BUT APPROXIMATELY THE SAME PERCENTAGE OF NEGRO AND WHITE BOYS GAVE REWARD AS A REASON FOR ENTERING THE EXPECTED OCCUPATION. FEMALES CHOSE OCCUPATIONS FOR ALTRUISTIC REASONS ALMOST FOUR TIMES MORE THAN MALES, AND THE NEGRO FEMALE WAS MORE ALTRUISTIC THAN ANY OTHER GROUP. THE NEGRO MALE RESPONDED TO ALTRUISTIC REASONS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN THE WHITE MALES. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REASONS GUIDING WHITE AND NEGRO STUDENTS AND MALE AND FEMALES INTO THEIR EXPECTED OCCUPATIONS. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: NORTH CAROLINA