ERIC Number: ED044207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
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Analysis of Male Navaho Students' Perception of Occupational Opportunities and Their Attitudes Toward Development of Skills and Traits Necessary for Occupational Competence.
Despain, Charles Ward, Jr.
The purpose of this study was to analyze male Navajo students' perception of occupational opportunities and their attitudes toward development of skills and traits necessary for successful employment in off-reservation occupations. Three instruments were administered to the 79 Navajo students of the Intermountain School at Brigham City, Utah. A scale was used to measure the students' general levels of occupational aspirations in terms of 4 possible combinations of realistic and idealistic expression levels and short- and long-range goal periods. A behavior preference scale was used to determine the students' attitudes toward development of 6 personal traits which are believed to be related to successful work in modern off-reservation occupations: cooperation, friendliness, integrity, leadership, responsibility, and rational thinking. A third scale was used to measure students' attitudes toward 4 basic school subjects: English, reading, writing, and arithmetic. Ten conclusions were reached in the study. (EL)
Descriptors: American Indians, Aspiration, Attitudes, Behavior, Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Males, Occupational Information, Perception, Student Attitudes
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