ERIC Number: ED028490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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Career Development. Interim Report.
Gribbons, Warren D.; Lohnes, Paul R.
The longitudinal study of 110 junior high school boys and girls had the following objectives: (1) to test a developmental theory of career choice, (2) to determine whether there are significant sex difference in career sequences and, (3) to determine if self concepts and other factors influence career choice. The subjects were interviewed every two years from eighth grade to four years out of high school. It was found that intelligence, social class, place of residence and military service had joint effects on educational aspirations. Bright students from less affluent families or towns often failed to follow through on their early educational aspirations. The study also focused on the vocational maturity of the subjects at grade twelve. Results indicated that positive attitudes, self understanding and confidence, and the realization of the need to integrate the self concept into one's career choice were the means to later vocational success. (LS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Regis Coll., Weston, MA.