ERIC Number: ED458645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Journalism and Mass Communication Educators' Career Choices: When and Why They Entered College Teaching.
Olson, Lyle D.
This study found that 55% of journalism and mass communication educators first considered college teaching while in college or within 5 years after graduating from college, while 40% did not until more than 5 years after college. Two important factors in their career decisions included a personal influence (i.e., a mentor) and media experience, particularly student publications. The findings fit Holland's theory of career development and other literature. Open-ended responses resulted in rich and heartfelt comments about teaching careers in journalism and mass communication. (Contains 23 references and 2 tables of data. Appendixes contain a "Map of Occupation According to Prestige and Sextype Ratings" from "Career Choice and Development" (Jossey Bass, 1996) and the survey instrument. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Higher Education, Journalism Education, Mass Media, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (84th, Washington, DC, August 5-8, 2001). appendix A contains copyrighted material and is not available from ERIC.