ERIC Number: ED206892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Report of Factors Influencing the Election of Nontraditional Vocational Programs by High School Males. Part I--Related Literature and Procedures.
Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Douglass Coll.
A project was conducted to identify some of the factors that influence male high school students to elect nontraditional vocational programs: home economics-related occupations, health occupations, cosmetology, and business and office practices. It was proposed that this information could be used in the career guidance, recruitment, and retention of nontraditional students in these programs. Information was collected on 95 male and female New Jersey high school students from both vocational and comprehensive high schools. Background information on each student was gathered, and aptitudes and personality characteristics were measured using the Differential Aptitude Test and the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory. Unfortunately, a sufficient number of male students could not be located in the area of cosmetology and business and office practices for valid statistical analysis. Therefore, the preliminary data presented includes only home economics-related occupations and health occupations, and the small numbers of students involved in the study make findings inconclusive. Additional attempts will be made to locate more students, and a more comprehensive analysis of the findings will be reported at that time. (This report contains a review of the literature on factors influencing career choice.) (KC)
Descriptors: Aptitude, Business Education, Career Choice, Cosmetology, Cultural Influences, Enrollment Influences, Environmental Influences, Females, Health Occupations, High Schools, Literature Reviews, Males, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Home Economics, Office Occupations Education, Parent Influence, Personality Assessment, Personality Traits, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Socioeconomic Influences, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Douglass Coll.