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ERIC Number: EJ017746
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1969
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Inner--Other Direction as the Critical Factor in Scientific Career Choice
Blake, V. R.
J Res Sci Teaching, 6, 4, 366-373, 69
Presents the procedures, results, and conclusions of a study of the personality traits of 108 high school seniors planning careers in the physical sciences. The hypothesis that students who scored low on the physical science scales of the Strong Vocational Blank, but who indicated physical science as their career choice were motivated by their "other-directed characters and their perception of science as having social desirability was substantiated. Bibliography. (LC)
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