ERIC Number: ED053277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
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Second Careers: Rehabilitation Counseling in a New Context.
Haug, Marie R.; Sussman, Marvin B.
A roster of all persons who perform rehabilitation counseling in the United States was compiled, and random samples of 40 each were selected from 25 sampling cells representing the total population of 4,559. Case records, job histories, early career aspirations, and education were examined in order to place the rehabilitation counselor in the second or first career group. Second careerists were considerably older on their entry into the profession than the first careerists. Their modal entry age was 35 to 39 while the modal age of the first careerists was 25 to 29 years of age. Significant differences in undergraduate grade averages were found. Over 60 percent of the second careerists had grades of B or better, while over half of the first careerists were admitted with grades of B- or below. Over half of the second careerists had majored in education or the humanities, and nearly 50 percent of the first careerists had college majors in sociology, psychology, or social work. No difference was found in the rehabilitation counselors' place of work. Equal percentages of the two groups worked for the three most frequent employers of rehabilitation counselors--the Veterans Administration, private agencies, and Federal and state offices of the Rehabilitation Services Administration. (BC)
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.