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ERIC Number: ED430992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 27
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A Structural Model of Student Career Aspiration and Science Education: The 10th Grade Investigation.
Wang, Jianjun; Turner, Dianne
Career aspiration is an important factor articulating student academic preparation and career orientation. On the basis of H. Walberg's educational productivity theory, 10th grade national data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth have been analyzed to examine structural relations between educational productivity and career aspiration in the context of science education. The data were split into odd- and even-numbered halves, and strong correlations were reconfirmed among factors of educational outcome, motivation, instructional quality and quality, and home and peer environments. In addition, empirical links are found between these factors and student career aspiration. The statistical results are interpreted in terms of contextual information in broad aptitude-attributes, instructional characteristics, and psychological environment categories. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables, and 29 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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