ERIC Number: ED030147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Personal Views of Possibilities in Three Cultures.
Tyler, Leona E.
The concern here is with kinds of cognitive structures individuals use in making major life choices upon which subsequent development depends. The system conceptualized for describing these psychological processes, pictures each choice domain (such as occupations) as a set of concentric squares. The outermost square deals with total knowledge of the individual in regard to the domain; the second, with what is possible as a choice; and the inner square with what is chosen. A coordinated series of studies was carried out using 144 male and female adolescents in three countries: United States, Netherlands, and India. The purpose was to discover: (1) what aspects of the developing person's environment are related to the variables of such a system, and (2) how are the variables in different parts of the system related to each other. Assessment techniques used were: (1) a values Q-sort, (2) a free listing technique, and (3) a choice pattern procedure. Data on two choice domains, occupations and free-time activities, are discussed in terms of the above research objectives. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, September 1, 1968