ERIC Number: ED066597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Changes in the Occupational Values of Students between Ninth and Tenth Grade As Related to Course of Study and Other Student Characteristics.
Kapes, Jerome T.; Lotowycz, Leo W.
In order to shed additional light on the vocational development process, this study was designed to investigate the construct of work values by administering the Occupational Values Inventory (OVI) to a sample of 680 high school students. The design called for examining the relationship between selected student characteristics which appeared to be related to work values and responses on the OVI at two points in time (end of ninth and tenth grades). Data analysis consisted of examining the zero order correlations between each student characteristic and each value as measured by the OVI and an artificially created change score. Further analysis examined the total relationship between all student characteristics and each value score using Multiple Regression Analysis. Some major findings were: (1) The Interest and Satisfaction, Salary, Personal Goal, and Security values possessed the highest degree of relationship with the student characteristics, while the values of Advancement, and Preparation and Ability possessed the smallest relationships, (2) For the most part, the relationship between OVI values and characteristics were similar for both ninth and tenth grade analyses, and (3) The relationship between ninth and tenth grade values was fairly low (r between .38 and .48). Several implications are discussed. (SB)
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Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.