ERIC Number: ED065675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Applying an Occupational Classification to a National Representative Sample of Work Histories of Young Men and Women.
Nafziger, Dean H.; And Others
Holland's occupational classification was used to analyze the work histories of a national representative sample of young men and women age 14-24. This study extended previous tests of the classification in three ways: (1) It was applied for the first time to a national, representative sample of women, (2) For the sample of men, 3-year longitudinal data of work histories rather than retrospective records were used, and (3) Analyses of occupational change and stability were performed by assigning scores to different occupational categories according to their psychological relatedness. The analyses supported the usefulness of the occupational classification for organizing the work histories of both young women and young men. When applied to the data, the classification reflected the lawful and regular patterns of job changes for both sexes. Efficient predictions were possible for forecasting the category of later jobs based on knowledge of a person's earlier job. There was significant agreement between the categories of a person's current occupation and vocational aspiration. (Author/BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.