ERIC Number: ED024081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Concepts of Career Fields Held by Eleventh Grade Students. 1968.
Leton, Donald A.; Dodd, Carol J.
Some 1,005 eleventh-grade students in three high schools were administered the Career Choice Questionnaire, the Occupational Orientation Inventory, and the Edwards Personality Preference Schedule. The responses to the questionnaire were tabulated and the distribution of scores on the occupational attitudes and personality needs inventory were computed for each school. Students were also asked to indicate the level of education which their chosen occupations would require. Responses are tabulated by ethnic groups. The survey showed that girls still tend to choose those careers traditionally reserved for them. The girls also planned on fewer years of training and/or education than did the boys. The subjects generally lacked knowledge about occupations. They had little factual knowledge about the content of vocational curricula, job duties, or work conditions. They did possess some realistic information about the amount of training necessary for specific careers. The hypothesis that the students would tend to choose future careers consonant with their personality need was confirmed. The hypothesis that personal and experimental influences on career choices would be associated with ethnic background was not confirmed. A number of suggestions are made for improving vocational counseling at the high-school level. (IM)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.