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ERIC Number: ED095409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-5
Pages: 50
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Review and Synthesis of the Theory of Occupational Choice Literature with Special Application to Public School Teaching.
Luftig, Jeffrey T.
The study attempts to investigate, examine, and formulate a theory of career development and occupational choice related to those individuals choosing to become public school (K-12) teachers. Three groups of data are presented. The first section consists of a review of the literature pertaining to four theories of career development and occupational choice: (1) personality-oriented, (2) self-conceptual, (3) sociology-based, and (4) trait and factor theories. The theories of Super, Holland, and Miller and Form are discussed briefly to illustrate each contemporary career development approach. Part 2 consists of an investigation of teacher characteristics and the characteristics of the teaching profession as well as a survey of teachers' reasons for their occupational choice. In part 3, this material is reorganized into Blau's conceptual model, which synthesizes all of the data into a theoretical model for the career development and occupational choice of public school teachers. (MW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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