ERIC Number: ED097699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Measurement and Diagnosis of Student Attitudes Toward a Career in Advertising. Working Paper Series, Center for Marketing Studies Paper No. 19.
Lutz, Richard J.
A problem currently facing many advertising agencies is the recruitment of top quality business school graduates as potential account managers. Viewing the problem from a marketing perspective, a career in advertising is seen as a product competing with other careers for the market of new graduates. Then it is possible to use one of the traditional methods of market analysis, attitude measurement, to compare the attitudes of students toward various careers. Recent research on brand attitudes has utilized an expectancy-value model, where attitude is conceptualized as a function of certain beliefs about the attitude object, weighted by some assessment of the value of the beliefs to the individual. In a study using the expectancy-value model, graduate students in business administration at the University of California, Los Angeles, responded to a questionnaire measuring attitudes toward seven different business careers, including advertising management. Results showed that advertising management ranked fourth among seven careers and was evaluated relatively neutrally. Students exhibited little disagreement as to the value of the 10 career features mentioned; however, there was considerable difference of opinion as to the ability of the careers to offer these features. Further analyses are given. (Author/TO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Management.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (57th, San Diego, California, August 18-21, 1974)