ERIC Number: ED036844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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Educational Plans and Vocational Choices. Career Motivation Study and Recruitment Project, Report Number Two.
Staton, Earl E.; And Others
The career motivation study was conducted by the Kentucky Mental Health Manpower commission to improve present career recruitment methods in all health programs, particularly mental health. It is hoped that increased high school student's knowledge and familiarity with mental health will stimulate an interest in careers in the field. The report is divided into two sections: (1) characteristics, plans and goals of subjects and, (2) motivating effect of project activities. The study concludes that (1) the interest of today's youth in improving society makes mental health careers appealing (2) young people's interest in mental health decreases through high school and college (3) certain approaches increase the percentage of young people's interest in mental health vocations (4) in schools involved in the study career interest increased (5) the three-day community leader workshop was extremely valuable and, (6) mechanisms for implanting recommendations are made in conjunction with the above mentioned conclusions. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Careers, High School Students, Mental Health, Pupil Personnel Services, Vocational Interests
Kentucky Mental Health Manpower Commission, 7320 La Grange Rd., Louisville, Kentucky
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Mental Health Manpower Commission, Louisville.