ERIC Number: ED063500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-6
A Longitudinal Study of the Career Development of Health Professionals.
Crowley, Anne E.; And Others
Because the demand for health services exceeds the supply, information concerning the aspirations, interests, and motivating factors which lead individuals to choose a health career and the obstacles in the path of health career development are of vital concern to counselors and guidance personnel. This paper reports the findings of three studies which utilized data from the Project Talent Data Bank to identify similarities and differences in personal traits of dentists, pharmacists, and physicians. Specifically, the focus of the dentistry study was on the process of career development with attention to the stability of career choice, while the pharmacy study was concerned with time of career choice. The physician study considered the modifying effect that family-community environment and high school have upon final career choice. Findings, presented separately for each study, suggest certain considerations for career counselors and for admissions personnel. The first is the individual's self assessment and perceptions of occupations open to him. The second is the selection of applicants by professional schools. (JS)
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Sponsor: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
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Note: Presentations at the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 6, 1972)