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ERIC Number: EJ836786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Reconsidering the "Aspiration-Expectation Gap" and Assumed Gender Differences among Urban Youth
Perry, Justin C.; Przybysz, Jeff; Al-Sheikh, Muna
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v74 n3 p349-354 Jun 2009
The present study investigated the relevance of the "aspiration-expectation gap" and traditional gender differences among urban youth in middle school and high school (N = 294). Results failed to indicate a significant difference between the occupational prestige levels of aspired and expected careers, but did indicate a significant difference between aspired and expected levels of education. In general, the proportion of girls significantly outweighed the proportion of boys in traditionally "masculine" occupations with high levels of prestige; girls also had higher levels of occupational prestige than boys in terms of careers they hoped and expected to obtain. Black and bi/multi-racial youth expected to have higher levels of education than White youth. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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