Personal, family, and social characteristics of southern low-income young adults by occupational status/status congruence type

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Judith Crist Boyd (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Sarah M. Shoffner

Abstract: This study involved the development and evaluation of a conceptual model integrating an occupational congruence perspective with one of occupational status attainment. A classification system was constructed to serve as an operational representation of the occupational status/status-congruence model. This conceptual perspective was translated into a three dimensional typology based on three categories of occupational status and two dichotomized varied representing internal (or psychological} occupational congruence and external (or structural) occupational congruence. Subjects for the study consisted of 544 Southern low-income young adults who had been followed over a period of ten years. Data were collected in 1969, 1975, and 1979 during time periods which corresponded to the preadolescent, adolescent and young adult developmental periods of the sample members' development. Information was also obtained from the mothers of sample members in 1969.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Young adults $x Social life and customs
Young adults $x Conduct of life
Young adults $x Economic conditions

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