ERIC Number: ED022960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Development of a Projective Technique for Obtaining Educationally Useful Information Indicating Pupils' Attituded Toward Work and Occupational Plans. Report No. 21. Final Report.
Olsen, LeRoy C.; Venema, William H.
The purpose of this study was to develop a projective technique which would (1) identify youths' attitudes toward certain distributive, construction, service, and agricultural occupation, and (2) identify factors associated with occupational aspirations. Interviews were conducted with 88 Caucasian and Negro Job Corps enrollees and 91 Caucasian and Negro ninth grade pupils using 10 drawings representing work typical of the occupations. Results indicated the nature of subjects' occupational preferences and ways these are influenced by factors such as socioeconomic status and self concepts. Practically all subjects aspired to occupational levels higher than the occupations of their parents. Perceptions of parental feelings only slightly affected the occupational interests of the subjects. Most subjects seemed to view work largely from a basic need level--food, shelter, clothing, etc.--with relatively little concern for satisfying higher needs. Few subjects expressed concern about abilities and aptitudes necessary for various jobs. This suggests that more knowledge of occupations and one's abilities and aptitudes are necessary for adequateoccupational choice making decisions. Further research might focus on modifying this technique for use with groups. (CH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.