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ERIC Number: ED091606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 19
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A Theoretical and Conceptual Reformulation of the Concept "Anticipatory Goal Deflection" and a Strategy for Future Research.
Curry, Evans W.
This paper deals with the broad area of status attainment, attempting to restructure the concept of anticipatory goal deflection (AGD) (distinction between career expectations and aspirations; Kuvlesky and Bealer, 1966) "so as to optimize its integration into a theoretical structure based on sociological and social psychological research and theory." A review of past research on this topic has revealed conflicts with the AGD in accounting for the importance of the goal achieved as well as the achievement per se. A general success index must reflect both personal and social success. The shifting of emphasis from AGD to anticipatory success has created a new concept of AGD which is an inverse function of anticipatory success. A system of relationships, which possesses a systematic logic in terms of sociological and psychological research and theory, may be represented in a recursive model incorporating two types of anticipatory success, educational and occupational, as well as achievement motivation, occupational goal impedance, and status factor. The general model which evolved from this study has yielded nine testable hypotheses; it should be evaluated as a general model and then analyzed controlling for race, sex and race, and sex. (EA)
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