ERIC Number: ED061285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Personality and Occupational-Interest Correlates of Disadvantaged Students.
Soares, Louise M.; Soares, Anthony T.
Disadvantaged high school males indicated on the Minnesota Vocational Interest Inventory a preference for service-oriented jobs. Disadvantaged females tended toward office work and selling. On the Jr.-Sr. HSPQ form of the IPAT, both groups showed a pattern of personality which can be described as group-dependent, restrained, relatively unfrustrated, self-assured, feeling few obligations, somewhat detached yet self-assured, less oriented to intellectual pursuits, and a tendency toward emotional instability and low-ego strength. The disadvantaged females were significantly differentiated from the males in tough-mindedness and self-reliance. The correlation of these measures was .58, significant at the .01 level. (Author)
Descriptors: Correlation, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Health Services, High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Office Occupations, Peer Relationship, Personality Studies, Psychological Characteristics, Sales Occupations, Self Esteem, Service Occupations, Sex Differences, Statistical Analysis, Test Results
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Identifiers: High School Personality Questionnaire; Institute for Personality and Ability Testing CT; Minnesota Vocational Interest Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 1972