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ERIC Number: ED134911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 20
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Vocational Maturity and Career Orientation in College Women.
Richardson, Mary S.; And Others
Two studies, the second essentially a replication of the first, were conducted to clarify the meaning of vocational maturity in female career development. The sample consisted of 55 college women in the first study and 145 women in the second study. Correlational analysis examined the relationship of vocational maturity, using the Career Maturity Attitude Scale, to career orientation variables. The career orientation variables included a measure of work role salience, the Desire to Work Scale, and three measures of occupational role innovation; level and traditionality of occupational choice, and educational aspiration. While no significant relationship between career orientation variables and vocational maturity was obtained in the first study, work role salience was positively related to vocational maturity in the second study. Correlation matrices of the career orientation variables in both studies revealed that the two dimensions of career orientation are independent in college women. Results are discussed in the context of Crites' theoretical model of vocational maturity and current expectations for female career participation. Implications for further research in female career development are presented. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association (New York, N.Y., April 22-24, 1976)