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ERIC Number: ED234072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Career Interests and Ethnic Bias: Report for the Commonwealth Multicultural Education Program.
Athanasou, James A.
This report is a preliminary investigation of differences in the pattern and level of interests between ethnic groups and control groups of Australian subjects. A theoretical framework for the development of cultural differences in interests is outlined. Self-estimates of interests are also examined to determine the extent to which individuals themselves reflect cultural differences. Finally, a variety of career resources materials and normative data are provided for use in schools. The results of this study supported the framework for vocational development outlined by Gottfredson. This approach to career choice emphasized the influence of the individual's sex and socioeconomic status as determinants of occupational interests, modified further by level of ability. Also, the analysis of interests by Prediger in terms of the work-task dimensions of data-ideas and people-things was consistent with the vocational interests of this sample. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Australian Commonwealth Schools Commission, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Dept. of Industrial Relations and Technology, Darlinghurst (Australia). Div. of Vocational Guidance Services.
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales); Gottfredson (L S); Kuder Occupational Interest Survey; Kuder Preference Record Vocational; Prediger (Dale J)
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