ERIC Number: ED132483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Weighting of Factors in Rating Occupational Desirability.
Gray, Morris J.; Levin, Irwin P.
Subjects were asked to rate occupational desirability in two different tasks: (1) ratings based on varying levels of salary, workload, and prestige for unidentified occupations; and (2) ratings of actual occupational titles. Ratings of unidentified occupations based on the three factors could be described by an averaging model of the form supported in previous studies of information integration. However, the weighting of factors differed considerably in the two tasks; prestige was much more important in rating actual occupations than in rating unidentified occupations. Possible reasons for this were discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, (Chicago, Illinois, May 6-8, 1976)