ERIC Number: ED344160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-5
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A Longitudinal Study of Career and Family Values in College Students.
Ward, Shawn L.
The impact of the college experience and the impact of being in the workplace on family and career values need to be addressed. This study examined instrumental and expressive self-concepts and career and family values of college students during and after completion of college. In 1988, 97 first-year college students and 121 college seniors completed the Role Values Inventory, which assesses career and family values, and the Bem Sex-Role Inventory. Students also answered a number of demographic questions regarding degree program, career goals, plans for a few years after college graduation, and plans for 10 years after graduation. Information pertaining to subjects' parents' occupation and education levels also were obtained. In 1991, a second phase of data collection was completed in which these two measures along with a 14-item attitude scale of men's and women's roles in American society were administered to 74 members of the original freshman class and to 82 members of the original senior class. An examination of changes in career and family scores for the 156 subjects who participated in both phases of the longitudinal study revealed a significant increase in Family Value subscale scores from 1988 to 1991 across gender, sex-role, and class year. Career Value subscale scores remained constant over the same 3-year period. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Career Values; Family Values
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (63rd, Boston, MA, April 3-5, 1992).