ERIC Number: ED162188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Sex Differences in Vocational Attitudes and Knowledge of Eleventh Grade Students in Pennsylvania.
Moyer, Kerry L.
Each of one third of all Pennsylvania public high schools were assessed in 1974, 75 and 76 so that all high school students were assessed during this three-year period. The results indicate that eleventh grade female students displayed a significantly more positive attitude toward work than did the male students when responding to work attitude statements such as "To me the most important thing about work is the good feeling I get from it." The female students also displayed a significantly higher level of disagreement than did male students with negative statements such as "The prospect of working most of my adult life depresses me." Females answered more questions correctly on the Vocational Knowledge Test; however, both groups answered fewer than half of the questions correctly. Large numbers of both male and female students expressed similar difficulties with career planning. A slight majority of all eleventh grade students had not made a definite career choice. (BN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Pennsylvania Educational Quality Assessment