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ERIC Number: EJ902210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Longitudinal Change and Maternal Influence on Occupational Aspirations of Gifted Female American and German Adolescents
Fiebig, Jennifer Nepper; Beauregard, Erin
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v34 n1 p45-67 Jan 2011
This study assessed 43 gifted adolescent females in the United States and Germany over a 4-year period (in 7th or 8th grade and again during the 11th or 12th grade). Factors that were examined included the daughter's career selection, the prestige level and the education required to pursue that career, and the impact of the mother's gender role attitudes on these factors. Both American and German girls remained consistent in their career selections over time and selected moderately prestigious careers. German girls, as compared to American, selected less traditional female occupations and careers that require more educational training. Giftedness, cultural differences, and the implications for career counseling of gifted adolescent females are addressed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 7; Grade 8; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Attitudes Toward Women Scale