ERIC Number: ED025809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Job Values of Educationally Disadvantaged Students.
A Job Values Inventory and a Job Values Ranking Scale were developed to explore the work values of educationally disadvantaged youth. Subjects were 100, 12th-grade students enrolled in a summer, day high-school of the New York City Board of Education. The sample was classified as educationally disadvantaged because students were repeating subjects, behind grade levels, possibly unable to graduate on time, and below average in reading ability. The Job Values Scale is a five-point Likert-type scale on which high-rigid or low-rigid vocational values systems are indicated. The Job Values Ranking Scale consists of seven items to be ranked in order of importance. Results show a need for separate scales for men and women, and indicate some vocational value models contradictory to the accepted model of the educationally deprived individual as one who seeks immediate gratification. Middle class values of creativity and excitement, for instance, are chosen by both high and low rigid scorers in the deprived sample. The value of basing educational-occupational programs on either the educationally deprived or the middle class model alone is questioned in light of the observed communalities and discrepancies between these models. (BP)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Group Norms, Occupational Aspiration, Secondary Education, Values, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
Associated Educational Services Corporation, Simon and Schuster, Inc., 630 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10020.
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll.