ERIC Number: ED185356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Determinants of Career Goals in Junior and Senior High School Women.
Ruhland, David J.; And Others
This manual for junior and senior high school counselors and teachers reports factors relating to career choice as determined by assessing young women in grades 7, 11, and 12 using a study-developed questionnaire, the Test Anxiety Questionniare, the Thematic Apperception Test, Fear of Success, and a sex-role scale. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 summarizes responses for three sections on the questionnaire: family background, personality and attitude measures, and career aspirations. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 are concerned with the relationship of the various measures to traditional versus nontraditional career choice and status of career choice. Chapter 3 focuses on three family background variables: parent-child relationship, family socioeconomic status, and maternal employment. Chapter 4 examines the various achievement-related personality measures and sex-role attitudes. Chapter 5 reports the relationships to career aspirations of reasons for wanting to work and sources of influence in career decision-making. Chapter 6 summarizes findings and implications for career counseling, including the strong relationship of family socioeconomic background to the aspiration for nontraditional, high status careers; the effect on a daughter's aspirations of the reason the mothers worked; and the deleterious effects of fear of success and traditional sex-role attitudes on senior, but not junior, high school women. (YLB)
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Attitude Measures, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Planning, Careers, Employed Parents, Family Characteristics, Fear of Success, Females, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 7, Influences, Mother Attitudes, Mothers, Nontraditional Occupations, Parent Background, Parent Child Relationship, Personality, Personality Measures, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Test Anxiety
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Rolla.