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ERIC Number: ED199598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Parent's Occupation on the Career Choice of Vocationally Undecided Youth.
Mills, Marlene
Not only is the child's perspective of his parents and their occupation influential in his career choice, but the parents' perspective of themselves can also be important in shaping the child's occupational desires. College students (N=93) completed questionnaires to determine the most influential factors on their career choices, and to ascertain whether they were vocationally decided or undecided in terms of their immediate and long-range plans. Results indicated that the parents had the most influence on their offsprings' career selections. Teachers comprised the second most influential source. There was no significant difference between decided and undecided students on the amount of parental occupational influence. Findings suggest that parents themselves--not the nature of their work--are influential in shaping their child's career choice. These findings are attributed in part to contemporary social movements and their influence on youth's vocational outlook. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada