ERIC Number: ED027012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Role of the Community College in the Development of Self- and Occupational-Concepts. Interim Report.
Tuckman, Bruce W.; Gillie, Angelo C.
This report concerns a study designed to determine the extent to which students in community college occupational programs are developing a heightened self-awareness as well as a heightened occupational awareness when compared to students having different experiences. It is hypothesized that students enrolled in technical programs at Middlesex County College will be aware of a wider variety, a more technical and high level of occupation, and will be inclined to see themselves as more able to attain these occupations than students who have gone into immediate employment upon graduation from high school. The Multiple Repertory Test is being used to measure the following criteria, which are broadly conceived as representing the development of self- and occupational-concepts: (1) self-esteem, or the congruence between actual and ideal self-description; (2) occupational level of incorporation, or the congruence between actual self-description and occupational self-description; and (3) level of incorporation of social roles, or the congruence between actual self-description and social-role-description. The data so far presented are intended only as a baseline, thus no generalizations have been made concerning student change as a result of their two-year college experience. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers: New Jersey