ERIC Number: ED025235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Social Status and Prestige in the Selection of a Program of Study in the Community-Junior College.
Blocker, Clyde E.; Anthony, Donald M.
Personnel and Guidance Journal, v46 n10 June 1968
This study of 548 freshmen enrolled in three junior colleges found: (1) students enrolled in college transfer programs stressed prestige in the selection of an occupation to a greater extent than did those in technical and semi-professional programs; (2) a positive correlation existed between occupational aspiration level and prestige emphasis; (3) no significant relationship existed between the social status of students and prestige emphasis in the selection of an occupation. Conclusions were: (1) a need exists for a realistic appraisal of the academic and occupational goals of many students, (2) many students should be counseled to undertake appropriate terminal programs and shown the opportunities therein, and (3) such readjustment of goals and values appears to have considerable significance for the junior college curriculum maker and for the high school and junior college counselor. (RM)
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