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Work Values of Community College Students.
Grace, Jane; Lee, Glenda E.
In order to determine if there are differences in the work values of two-year college students among various vocational/occupational majors, Super's Work Values Inventory was administered to 391 freshmen entering Middlesex Community College in the fall of 1973. Among the 127 males and 268 females surveyed, there were 178 liberal arts majors, 73 secretarial majors, 53 allied health majors, and 87 business administration majors. Altruism was shown to be positively related to being female, perhaps due to the dominance of females in allied health programs. Economic Return was positively related to being male, especially for those in the business administration program. Liberal arts males tended to be more altruistic and security minded. The secretarial group showed a high value orientation to Surroundings, but also rated Economic Return and Supervisory Relations as important. Another aspect of this study examined the effectiveness of the Work Values Inventory in predicting college grades, as compared to the predictive effectiveness of high school grades. For a majority of open-admissions programs, measurement of work values is a better predictor of community college success than high school grade point average, since work values are an important dimension of the motivation variable. (Author/NHM)
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Authoring Institution: Middlesex Community Coll., Bedford, MA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Work Values Inventory