ERIC Number: ED075733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Vocational Information on the Career Development of Elementary School Children.
Harkness, Suzanne C.; And Others
The major focus of this investigation was to examine the impact of a six-week occupational unit on upper elementary school children's knowledge and attitudes toward occupations. The study also investigated the relationship between children's occupational knowledge and their attitudes toward occupations. One-hundred and forty-eight inner-city ghetto children in grades four, five, and six were administered pre- and post-tests to measure their occupational attitudes and knowledge before and after exposure to an occupational unit. Data suggest that the unit made a significant impact on the children, although the greatest mean gains were seen in the scores of fourth grade subjects. Findings also show that occupational knowledge was related significantly to two selected attitude subtests: accuracy of vocational perceptions, level of occupational choice and future occupational choice level. References are included. (Author/SES)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince William County School Board, Manassas, VA.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26 to March 1, 1973