ERIC Number: ED178107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report of Survey of Occupational Interests of Bergen County Students and Their Parents and Perceptions of School Supertintendents Regarding Their Career Development and Vocational Programs and Services, 1977-78.
A survey project was conducted from July 1977 through June 1978 to: (1) determine the occupational interests and academic plans of seventh, eighth, tenth, and eleventh grade Bergen County public and Catholic school students and their parents; (2) determine the perception of Bergen County public school superintendents regarding the status, priorities, and needs of their local career development and vocational/technical programs; and (3) correlate survey results with state and federal statistics and projections on the 87 vocational areas contained in the survey questionnaires. The study report first presents a description of the project objectives and a discussion of the literature on career development and vocational choice used in the development of the survey instruments. This is followed by a description of the survey instruments, target population and samples, sampling methods and sizes, and data analysis and estimation procedures. The report then presents findings and interpretations for each of the questions on the questionnaires and concludes with a discussion of the difficulties encountered in correlating government vocational information with the survey results and a list of the 30 most popular vocational programs chosen by the students and their parents. The appendix includes 25 data tables and sample survey instruments. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Community Surveys, County School Districts, Employment Projections, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Attitudes, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Superintendents, Surveys, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Bergen Community Coll., Paramus, NJ.