ERIC Number: ED236442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Job Preferences of Another Group of Potential Psychologists: A Recommended Replication.
Thornton, George C., III; And Others
Investigations into job preference have as their underlying premise the belief that congruity between individual and institutional values leads to career choice/job satisfaction. In an attempt to replicate a recent study (Blumenfeld, 1982) on the job preferences of a group of potential psychologists, 66 graduate psychology students at a large Rocky Mountain university (48 percent male, median age 26), completed The Job Preferences Blank. The students ranked ten factors, (i.e., advancement, benefits, company, co-workers, hours, pay, security, supervisor, working conditions and type of work) under two conditions, self preferences and perception of others' preferences. An analysis of results showed group demographics to be essentially similar. Self hierarchies, in order of preference, (type of work, pay, co-workers, supervisor, advancement, security, working conditions, hours, benefits, and company) corresponded nearly perfectly in the two studies, with the current study ranking security slightly higher. Others' preferences (pay, type of work, advancement, security, benefits, co-workers, supervisor, hours, working conditions, and company) also corresponded in the two studies. In the current study, self and others' preferences are related to a large degree, while in the earlier study they were only marginally related. Although generalization of these findings is cautioned against, these data are of practical utility to students, universities, and employing organizations. (BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Replication (Research)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Snowbird, UT, April 26-30, 1983).