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ERIC Number: ED261334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 20
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Parental Occupation and Career Aspiration Effects on Vocabulary.
Williamson, Leon E.; Murray, Leigh
A study was conducted to investigate the effects of parental occupation and student career aspiration on vocabulary development. Subjects, 104 seventh grade and 100 eleventh grade students, were shown 10 pictures and asked to write five words in response to each. The words produced were analyzed to determine phonemic, syllabic, and morphemic complexity and statistical probability for appearing in educational materials. In addition, each subject supplied information about parental occupations and their own career aspirations. The results indicated that vocabulary development varied in regard to vocational interest, and that parental occupation was related to child vocabulary development with parents in creative occupations having the highest rank. (EL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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