ERIC Number: ED034249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-27
Reference Count: 0
Parental and Personal Influences on the Development of Vocational Interests in Adolescence.
Studies done by Roe, Steward, Steimel and Crites, on parental and personal influences on the development of vocational interests in adolescence are briefly explained. It was hypothesized that high father's job satisfaction, high mother evaluation of the father's work, and high son self-esteem would produce the greatest similarity between father and son vocational interests. Subjects were 33 male undergraduates. They completed the Strong Vocational Interest (SVIB) Blank and Biographical Data Form. The SVIB was sent to subjects' fathers, and additional questionnaires to both father and mother. The dependent variable was developed by comparing interest patterns of fathers and sons. The independent variables were ratings from the SVIB and a self-esteem score. The effects of the variables on degree of interest similarity were more complex than hypothesized. A father's satisfaction, mother's satisfaction and son's self esteem did influence high father-son similarity but always in combination with some other variable and never alone. Implications include correlations between the SVIB and identification degree of identification and personality type. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Southeastern Psychological Association, Knoxville, TN.
Note: Paper presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 27, 1969