ERIC Number: ED040477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Career Development From Age 13 to Age 25. Final Report.
Gribbons, Warren D.; Lohnes, Paul R.
This study sought to describe, measure and analyze career patterns from early adolescence into early adulthood, and to measure vocational maturity in junior high school years and explore its predictive validity for subsequent career pattern events. Markov chain analysis was used for the first objective, and multiple discriminant analysis for the second. Data indicated that although sex and vocational maturity were good predictors in early stages, reality variables of family socioeconomic status and intelligence emerged as the dominant predictors of career pattern variables near age 25. Implications for education are that: (1) there is widespread failure to communicate adequately to students the ways in which career success is dependent on general educational attainment; and (2) there is need for a computerized career information system as an integral part of career guidance curriculum. (Author/CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Regis Coll., Weston, MA.; State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.