ERIC Number: ED271693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Career Values of the New Lifestyle Professionals.
LaMarre, Sandra E.; Hopkins, David M.
This paper reports the descriptive results of a national study undertaken to profile the 1982 graduating college senior in terms of his or her work-related attitudes, interests, expectations, perceptions, and values. Introductory sections present a statement of the problem, the purpose of the study, a review of the literature, and a discussion of the methodology used in the study. The subjects surveyed were 1,930 graduating seniors from 50 four-year institutions across the United States. It is noted that five follow-up studies with the same group of respondents over the 10-year period following this study are planned to determine how, when, and why their career-related values and attitudes change. The descriptive results of the study are presented in nine chapters: (1) job search and career planning; (2) perceived determinants of career success; (3) preferred job attributes; (4) work ethic attitudes; (5) performance appraisal and compensation; (6) tradeoffs; (7) values regarding organization practices; (8) organizational loyalty; and (9) implications for practitioners. Within these categories, the overall results for the entire group of nearly 2,000 respondents are summarized. In addition, significant differences between subgroups defined by various demographic characteristics are noted. Fifty-two data tables appear throughout the text. A cover letter on career values, the survey questionnaire, a list of participating institutions, and frequencies for demographic and institutional variables are appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Graduates, College Seniors, Demography, Expectation, Higher Education, National Surveys, Professional Personnel, Student Attitudes, Values, Work Attitudes
College Placement Council, 62 Highland Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.
Note: For related document, see CG 019 233.