ERIC Number: ED200866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Life Plans and Values of High School Students.
Tittle, Carol Kehr
Theories of career decision-making and occupational choice have not been well-related to the life course of the majority of women. The relationship between career and life planning variables in the areas of education, marriage, parenthood, and work were examined through interviews with urban white, black, and Hispanic eleventh grade students (N=600). Variables such as age at marriage and timing of children showed both sex and socioeconomic status (SES) differences, with males and middle SES students anticipating later ages for marriage and parenthood. More males than females expected to start full-time work at earlier ages; young women anticipated an exit and re-entry to the labor force due to child rearing. Middle SES females expected to re-enter the labor force at later ages than low SES females. Data on work patterns, summarized in one variable, i.e., number of years of full-time work planned before age 41, suggest that interventions for women's career development need to systematically examine their adult roles and options. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980). Best copy available.