ERIC Number: ED052370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Selected Factors to the Occupational-Educational Choices of Twelfth Grade Students.
Smith, Brandon B.; Jiloca, Editha L.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the occupational and educational aspirations and expectations of 12th grade students to determine whether objective measures of occupational needs and preferences for work were reliable and to determine if the students' plans were realistic and similar to those of their parents. A sample of 46 Grade 12 students (22 males and 24 females) were identified, and an expression of their idealistic and realistic occupational choices were obtained and compared. Conclusions were that 12th grade boys and girls have similar educational aspirations but different occupational aspirations, they appear to be capable of making a realistic occupational-educational commitment, and their educational aspirations are similar to their parents' but their occupational aspirations are quite different. (Author/GEB)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.