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ERIC Number: ED029949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 33
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The Social-Psychological Dimensions of Occupational Mobility.
Kuvlesky, William P.
The broad purpose of this paper is to develop the outline of a conceptual scheme that includes the major social-psychological parameters impinging upon the occupational placement process. The major importance of occupational placement can be viewed from at least two interrelated perspectives: the needs of society in fulfilling required positions in such a way that the system will operate efficiently, and the needs of the individual trying to find a place in the occupational structure that will help him satisfy his felt needs. This conceptual scheme focuses on two major areas of orientation: (1) status orientations, that is, aspirations and expectations, and (2) job preference, that is, non-status orientations such as to work with people or to have a chance to travel. Although prior studies suggest a weak to moderate positive association between occupational aspiration and subsequent behavior, it is concluded that almost nothing is known empirically about the nature or extent of the relationship of occupational expectations to long-run occupational status attainment. (CH)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Vocational-Technical Education Seminar on Occupational Mobility and Migration (Raleigh, April 18-22, 1966).