ERIC Number: ED187876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Cross-Sectional Study of the Origins and Development of Vocational Needs of High School Students. Final Report.
Fruehling, Rosemary T.
A study was conducted to answer two main questions: (1) What are the vocational needs of high school students? and (2) What are the life history correlates of such vocational needs? Over 1,750 high school students in grades 8 through 11 were administered a measure of vocational needs, the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire, and a questionnaire designed to elicit life history information, the Student Information Blank. The results of the study contain preliminary evidence that suggests the existence of similar average patterns of needs across grade, sex, and sex-by-grade groups. It was found that the most important vocational need for all groups was ability utilization. In addition, the findings contained preliminary evidence that background data are related to vocational needs. However, while there was evidence linking background data meaningfully to vocational needs, there was little evidence to support the generalizability of findings across groups. (The Student Information Blank, data collection exhibits, and summary statistical data are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.