ERIC Number: ED193493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Findings from the First Two Waves of a Panel Study of Developing Career Expectations.
Hotchkiss, Lawrence; Chiteji, Lisa
This report is an exploratory application of a dynamic mathematical model to express a theory of changes in youth's career expectations over time. Main content is divided into two focuses: (1) theoretical interpretations of the differential equations which embody the mathematical model and (2) reporting and discussion of the results of preliminary data analyses. Following an introduction (chapter 1), chapter 2 presents several interpretations of the differential equations. It reviews and relates the status-attainment and differential equation models. Chapter 3 describes sampling procedures, methods of data collection, and data coding; gives operational definitions for all variables used in the report; and discusses analytic methods. Chapter 4 contains numerical estimates of the fundamental parameters of the differential-equation model. It presents the specific form of the model used to generate the data and then discusses empirical results for white males and offers race and sex comparisons. Chapter 5 summarizes findings and sets forth conclusions. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include questionnaires used during data collection for wave two; detailed explication of instrumentation, data collection procedures, and data coding and correction procedures used during the first and second measurement points of the study; and means, standard deviations, and correlations for variables used in the report. (YLB)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Blacks, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Females, High Schools, Influences, Intelligence, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Mathematical Models, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Aspiration, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Socioeconomic Background, Vocational Maturity, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.