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ERIC Number: ED041093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
"An Investigation of the Differences between Disadvantaged and Lower Middle Class High School Students on Selected Dimensions of Occupational Aspirations."
Granville, Robert; And Others
The two hypotheses of this study were: (1) low vocational aspirations of lower middle class and disadvantaged students are related to their limited awareness of professional occupations; and, (2) disadvantaged inner city students, due to their broader occupational exposure, will have higher aspirations than suburban and lower middle class students. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the vocational aspirations of disadvantaged and lower middle class inner city students were higher than those of their peers in the suburbs and rural areas, and whether presentation of occupational information in an informal small group setting would influence the vocational aspirations of all three groups. The subjects were sixty black inner city and suburban white lower middle class students. Haller and Miller's Occupational Aspiration Scale was used to measure the students' levels of vocational aspirations. Data showed no difference among the vocational aspirations of inner city, suburban, and rural students; and that the presentation of occupational information will have no influence on the aspirations of the students. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (KG)
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Identifiers: Occupational Aspiration Scale