ERIC Number: ED314671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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Antecedents of Low Vocational Identity in College Students.
Winterowd, Carrie L.; Krieshok, Thomas S.
This study examined antecedents related to low vocational identity in college freshmen. College students (N=360) completed the 35-item Low Vocational Identity Antecedents Scale (LVIAS) developed for this study, the Vocational Identity Scale (VIS), and other measures. Based on results from this sample, a 15-item LVIAS was developed that discriminated students with extremely low vocational identity from students with average and above scores on the VIS. Students with extremely low vocational identity tended to identify with negative experiences with at least one teacher in high school, self- and parental perceptions of students' lack of maturity, a tense home atmosphere during the grade school years, strict and overprotective parents during grade school years, homemaker mothers, special attention to grades early in school career, students living in a highly populated environment during grade school years, family annual income of under $40,000, a lack of higher educational attainment among both parents, a lower evaluation of one's grade schools, parental pressure to excel in junior high schools, a tendency to enjoy studying, and the experience of a death in the immediate family. Students who identify with at least 7 of the 15 LVIAS life history events may be at risk of extremely low vocational identity. More sampling is needed to further assess the reliability and sensitivity of this instrument. (NB)
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