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ERIC Number: ED064371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-5
Pages: 12
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The Development and Evaluation of a Test to Measure Occupational Awareness.
Reardon, Francis J.; And Others
An instrument to measure occupational awareness was developed. An occupational awareness inventory was developed in association with efforts in other areas. A pool of 150 items was developed using the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles." Special emphasis was put on the worker traits of occupations. The items were given to a panel of experts to establish content validity. The resulting 64 items of the inventory were separated into two forms of 32 items each and the two were field tested in four areas: rural, urban, suburban, and inner-city. Based on the findings of the initial phase, the remaining items of the two forms were grouped into a final form and a new Occupational Awareness Inventory was field tested. The number of items on the final form is 30. At this point the instrument was turned over to personnel of the Department's Bureau of Educational Quality Assessment for inclusion in their 7th grade test battery. The Occupational Inventory was administered as part of the Educational Quality Assessment package to 2,640 pupils in 90 schools during the fall of 1971. Together with the test battery, information was collected from pupils with respect to several variables: sex, race, type of community, and father's occupation. The Occupational Inventory responses were submitted to an item analysis. The intent of this work is to make available a multi-grade level measure of a pupil's awareness of occupations and his opportunities to move into them. (CK)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the AREA (Chicago, Ill., April, 1972)