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ERIC Number: ED307554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison of Occupational Choice in the U.S.A. and the Philippines.
Geist, Harold
A current trend in testing is to use pictorial methods of assessing various traits. The original American edition of the Geist Picture Interest Inventory consisted of 129 pictures of vocations and three of hobbies. The inventory has been adapted for use in various countries and cultures in which the pictures are changed to suit the cultures of the respective country and the relatively small verbal portion of the inventory is translated into the language of the country. A Philippine version was created and a standardization was undertaken on 479 boys and 242 girls ranging in age from 15 to 18 years in various schools on Luzon. The occupational choices in the Philippines and the United States were compared cross-culturally. For the males in both countries, computational and literary interests were high. For the females, the interests were almost identical in the two cultures. The differences in vocational interests between the cultures as a whole suggest that the atomic age has spread to the youth of the Philippines as well as to those of the United States and that the vocational interests of the two countries are more similar than different. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines