ERIC Number: ED022959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development of an Experimental Forced-Choice Occupational Preference Inventory. Report No. 23. Final Report.
Akamine, Toshio; Heiner, Harold G.
The purpose of this study was to develop an inventory which would (1) help pupils analyze their occupational interests, and (2) inform teachers, counselors, and curriculum planners about pupils' attitudes toward relatively specific elements of work such as acts, tools, materials, environments and human relationships generally associated with work in building trades, office, automobile service, health aid, and retail occupations. A prototype inventory developed by Heiner, Garlington and Whipple was revised and tested with 92 Caucasian and 81 Negro ninth grade pupils in two Tacoma, Washington junior high schools. Results indicate that the instrument does set the stage for guidance. Further research could focus on (1) refinement of items on the present inventory, (2) addition of other occupational categories, and (3) empirical studies to ascertain the validity, reliability, and distribution of responses. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Coordinating Council for Occupational Education, Olympia.; Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Washington; Washington (Tacoma)