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ERIC Number: ED063475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 170
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The Self Concept of Occupational Ability and Related Characteristics in Community College Occupational and Academic Students.
Oman, Ronald Nels
The purposes of this study based on the social interaction theories of George Nerbart Mead, were to: (1) determine the relationships among selected career development factors in community college students, (2) investigate relationships between these career development factors and socioeconomic background, previous occupational experience, and previous occupational training, and (3) compare students on career development factors. Subjects included 346 academic and 129 occupational freshman students of a community college. Data were gathered through sealed instruments and answers to questions relating to socioeconomic status levels of occupations, and were analyzed with Pearson Product-moment correlation coefficients. Findings include: (1) Approximately one-third of the students named a parent as the most significant other person influencing occupational choice, (2) No significant relationships were found between occupational aspirations and occupational plans of academic women, (3) Academic students enjoyed higher perceived others' evaluations than did occupational students, and (4) High and low socioeconomic groups were compared and found not to differ. (Author/GEB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University