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ERIC Number: ED227047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Analysis of Career Development Test Scores of Eighth Grade Boys and Girls.
McTeer, J. Hugh; And Others
Eighth grade students' knowledge of the principles involved in career choice was investigated to determine whether sex stereotyped attitudes about jobs were present. Scores from the career development section of the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Tests were analyzed for 734 (379 females; 355 males) eighth grade students. The career development section lists 20 objectives covered by the categories of self-understanding, education, work and occupation, and decision making. Eighth grade girls indicated a greater knowledge of principles involving careers than did eighth grade boys. Girls achieved significantly higher scores on 5 of the 20 objectives: recognizes how the ability to get along with people affects getting, keeping, and advancing in a job; how personal characteristics may help or hinder work on the job; that one is responsible for one's own actions and decisions; recognizes how friends can influence personal decisions; and that career planning decisions are justifiable. Of the four categories, girls answered correctly significantly more items than boys in self-understanding and decision making. In the other categories girls correctly answered more items but differences were not significant. The study indicates that the curriculum apparently has not adversely affected females in their development of concepts and knowledge involving careers. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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