ERIC Number: ED106116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Science as a Career Choice. Theoretical and Empirical Studies.
Eiduson, Bernice T., Ed.; Beckman, Linda, Ed.
This volume presents a compilation of more than 70 studies on the prospective scientist and his career. These studies range from childhood, family influence, and academic experiences, to the intellectual and personality traits which have been examined in the past as precursors to choosing science as adult work. The mechanisms involved in motivating a young person toward a scientific career are discussed by various theoreticians. Studies on career options, decisions, goals, and development provide an overview of the scientific profession. The publication is divided into five sections. The first section presents some psychological aspects of career choice and development in the research scientist. The second presents writings related to variables influencing career choice in science such as parental or academic influences. Part 3 includes works related to the mechanisms of career choice and part 4, the psychological aspects of professional role behaviors, while part 5 relates to role conflicts and alternative roles. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Case Studies, Educational Research, Higher Education, Predictor Variables, Science Careers, Scientific Personnel, Scientists
Russell Sage Foundation, 230 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($25.00)
Publication Type: Books
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