ERIC Number: EJ721247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Reference Count: 29
Change in Job Values During Education
Journal of Education & Work, v18 n4 p385-400 Dec 2005
Job values are a central topic in research on occupational attainment. However, studies show conflicting results as to when values emerge. It has been argued that values are deep-rooted in a person and acquired in early youth. Other findings indicate that values change during education. Finally, the importance of adult experiences in and out of the labour market has been emphasised in explaining preferences for work. This paper examines the influence of higher education on change in job values. The results show that job values do change during education, but these changes are small and seem to be unrelated to sex and type of education. Differences in job values between men and women, and mainly between students on different programmes, are maintained during education, indicating that choice of education is the first step in realising one's preferences for work.
Descriptors: Work Attitudes, Values, Occupational Aspiration, Gender Differences, Educational Experience, Course Selection (Students), Higher Education, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Norway