ERIC Number: ED308367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Career Choice Attitudes of Jordanian Adolescents Related to Educational Level of Parents.
Damin, Monther Abdel Hameed; Hodinko, Bernard A.
A study examined how the educational level of parents related to the career-choice attitudes of adolescents. The Career Maturity Inventory Attitude Scale, Form A-1, was translated into Arabic and used to assess the attitudes and feelings about making a career choice and entering the working world of a sample of 841 students enrolled in 28 high schools in Jordan in spring 1989. Students completed a second instrument, the Personal Data Inventory, to report data about themselves and their parents' socioeconomic and educational status. Data indicated that the educational level of parents was significantly related to the career attitudes of Jordanian youth of high school age. As the educational level of the father and mother increased, the disposition of their adolescent child progressed toward making a career choice and entering the job market. Unfortunately, although adolescents appeared ready to receive and internalize meaningful vocational information, their primary providers--father and mother--lacked the knowledge to provide it. Over 50 percent of the parents had not completed secondary school. The implication was that secondary schools in Jordan needed to direct more attention to parents as career resources for their children. (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan