ERIC Number: ED084308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Student Perceptions of Occupational Congruency. Work Unit 1.
Williams, Gerald D.
This paper examined student perceptions of occupational congruency using Holland's Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional personality and environmental types. Using the hexagonal arrangement of the types, congruency levels were established. Student perceptions were examined in the areas of activities, values, interests, traits, and competencies. It was hypothesized that students would perceive congruency with occupational types that corresponded to their personality types and that the degree of perceived congruency would parallel the levels empirically established from the hexagonal model. None of the hypotheses in the study was supported for the high school girls. However, the males tended to perceive occupational congruency overall -- the congruency within activities, values, interests, and traits -- differently according to the correspondence between their personality types and the types of the occupations presented to them. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.