ERIC Number: ED133627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Empirical Literature on Occupational and Educational Aspirations and Expectations: A Review (1975).
Barnett, Rosalind C.; Baruch, Grace K.
In order to provide access to widely scattered literature, this review surveyed studies of occupational and educational aspirations and expectations for U.S. subjects from preschool through grade 12 and selected studies of older subjects. The review consists of two sections: (a) a text integrating relevant data, and (b) an annotated bibliography of approximately 125 studies. Major attention is devoted to findings on effects of race, sex, social class, and residence upon occupational and educational aspirations and expectations. These findings are organized separately for three grade levels: preschool through grade 8; grades 9 through 12; and posthigh school subjects. Terminological and methodological problems are also discussed, as are the effects upon aspirations and expectations of occupational values, occupational stereotypes, and occupational prestige. Major findings on key influencers, vocational maturity, and stability of plans are also reviewed. Finally, directions for future research are suggested, and possible intervention strategies for practitioners are proposed. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Occupational Aspiration, Racial Factors, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, State of the Art Reviews
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Journal Supplement Abstract Service.