ERIC Number: ED101760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Career Program Students.
Lee, Glenda E.
Seventy-one liberal arts students and 162 students enrolled in allied health and secretarial programs at Middlesex Community College were surveyed to obtain data for this study. The two groups are compared on the basis of personal characteristics, community of residence, work experience, parental characteristics and attitudes, attitudes toward themselves and their goals, and relationships with others. Career program students are more secure, more concerned with the practical side of life, more certain about their goals, their friends and themselves, and are more concerned about grades, leisure-time activities, and choice of friends. Few major differences were found in the characteristics and attitudes of the parents of the two groups. Career program students want vocational training and a job near their present residence; they expect to begin earning $5,000 to $10,000 and expect to like their jobs. Students in liberal arts programs also want vocational/professional education, but are more concerned about developing their minds and intellects. Many liberal arts students are still undecided about a career choice; they expect to begin earning at least $8,000 and are uncertain about whether they will like or dislike certain aspects of their jobs. (DC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, Employment, Family School Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Satisfaction, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Parent Attitudes, Salaries, Secretaries, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middlesex Community Coll., Bedford, MA.