ERIC Number: ED419217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Educational and Occupational Aspirations of High School Students.
McNerney, Kristine A.; Coleman, Christy L.
Shifts in the number of women in the workplace and a greater diversity and prestige level in their work may have an impact on the educational and occupational level to which students aspire. To examine the consequences of this shift, a comparison of the educational and occupational aspirations of high school students with the educational and occupational attainments of their parents was conducted to investigate gender differences. The participants were 272 male and 313 female high school students. They completed a questionnaire titled, "High School Students Survey: Work, Values, Interests and Skills in Career Guidance." Results showed that students aspired to significantly more education than that achieved by either their father or their mother. Also, the occupational prestige aspirations for both male and female students were significantly higher than the occupational prestige attainment of either parent, and females had significantly higher prestige aspirations than males. (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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