ERIC Number: ED106687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Parents: Key People to Assist in Occupational Decision Making (Project Number 1100). Final Report.
Walters, Nancy R.
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate that if parents are given information about their child, his interests, skills, and competencies, information about the world of work, and practice in simulated career decision making, they will transmit this training to their child. Twenty parents of 10th and 11th grade students were asked to volunteer for six training sessions with the school counselor to acquire skills to enable their child to explore career alternatives. Evaluation of the results of this study revealed that: (1) parents in the experimental group did transmit some career knowledge obtained in the training sessions to their child; and (2) parents and students demonstrated an improved proficiency in career decision making determined by a simulated-situation test. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.