ERIC Number: ED247427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship between Female Delinquent Behavior and Work Values, Occupational Aspirations and Labor Market Experience. Final Report. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report Volume 22, Number 2.
Just, David A.; Wircenski, Jerry L.
A study of female delinquent behavior used as data responses from approximately 4,000 15- to 17-year old civilian noninstitutionized youth who participated in the 1980 New Youth Survey of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience. Three criterion variables were used: work values, occupational aspirations, and labor force status. Variates included delinquency, gender, ethnic origin, age, suspension from school, and current residence. Three methods of data analysis were applied: (1) logistic regression to analyze work values, employment status, and expected ability to achieve aspiration; (2) least squares regression to determine the relationship between the variates and the criterion variable "occupational aspirations"; and (3) cross-tabulation to illustrate the relationship between the delinquency index and employment status. Females exhibited higher occupational aspirations but experienced consistently lower rates of employment than males. Females suspended from school had significantly lower rates of employment and less confidence in achieving occupational aspiration. Delinquency suggested either no relationship with the criterion variables or a rather unusual inverse relationship. Current residence was not related to occupational aspirations or work values. Age was not related to occupational aspirations or expected ability to achieve aspiration. (Two tables are appended: a summary of variables and Duncan Socioeconomic Conversion.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.