ERIC Number: ED021270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between the Interests of Male High School Seniors and their Parents' Perceptions of these Interests.
Mowrer, George E; Marshall, Jon C.
The revised men's form of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB) was administered to 30 male high-school seniors enrolled in an academic program and to their parents. The sons were administered the inventory in the normally prescribed manner. The parents were administered the inventory in the same manner except that they were instructed to respond to the items in the manner they thought their sons would respond to the items. The results of the study indicate that parents' perceptions of their son's interests tend to be fairly valid, and that the mother's perceptions generally are more valid than the father's perceptions. Furthermore, the results indicate that generally little additional information is gained by consulting both parents rather than just the mother. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968.