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ERIC Number: EJ1073156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Korean Secondary School Students' Occupational Preferences across School Types: Specificity Versus Broad Levels
Kim, Kyung-Nyun
Journal of Career Development, v42 n5 p446-458 Oct 2015
This study considers the specificity of 3,136 Korean students' occupational preferences during secondary school and examines whether the types of high school are related to the crystallization in occupational preferences by applying binary growth models. Based on Super's developmental stage, this study shows that students largely formulate solid occupational preferences in a broad occupational scheme rather than a specific one. Around the second year of high school, students' preferences gain more specificity, and they start to formulate a pattern for specific occupational preferences. Of note is that the crystallization of occupational preferences differs by high school type. Students of vocational high schools hold specifically consistent but broadly inconsistent occupational preferences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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