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ERIC Number: ED219528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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Career Interest Areas Identified by Elementary Students.
Purvis, Johnny R.; Kramer, Patsy
A study was conducted to discover the career interests that second-, fourth-, and sixth-grade students have. The sample included 20 second-, 25 fourth-, and 20 sixth-grade students in 3 schools in Mississippi. The students were administered a questionnaire asking them to rate 12 career areas: artistic, scientific, nature, authority, mechanical, industrial, business detail, persuasive, accommodating, humanitarian, social, and physical performing. The questionnaire was adapted to the age levels of the students. The results showed that the careers that second- and fourth-grade students liked most seemed to focus predominately on subjects that are taught at the elementary level, while the careers least liked by second and fourth graders were occupations that are not part of subjects taught in these grades. The careers least liked by these students are the non-glamorous occupations. Findings for sixth grade students were similar. Based on the results of this study, it was recommended that career awareness be incorporated into the elementary curriculum and that career exploratory activities be initiated through the use of teacher-made or commercially prepared materials. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Mississippi