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ERIC Number: ED041579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Pages: 4
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A Survey of the Characteristics and Motivating Factors of Male Students Enrolled in Selected Certificate Occupational Curricula at Daytona Beach Junior College.
Hawthorne, William R.
A questionnaire was administered to 167 male students enrolled in occupational programs at Daytona Beach Junior College (Florida) to determine what factors influenced their enrollment. The responses of 121 students under 27 years of age were analyzed. Specific findings indicate that the typical student is a high school graduate, white, and between 20 and 21 years old. In addition, he appears to have some work experience, a definite occupational goal, and some degree of self-support. Subjecting student responses to the Chi-square test for statistical significance at the .05 confidence level indicates that: (1) career choices are firm; (2) the most desirable job characteristic is the security of a steady job; (3) self-employment aspirations were reported more often by non-high school graduates; and (4) school problems faced by black and white students differ. Also indicated by the responses: (1) family and friends influence career choice decisions more than do school personnel; (2) the aspiration and attitudes of high school dropouts show measurable differences from those of other students; and (3) students perceive enrolling in a vocational program as a temporary sacrifice of personal resources to assure eventual goal attainment. (JO)
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Identifiers: Florida