The influence of values and self-concept on gender differences in occupational aspiration level among high achieving adolescent females and males

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Myrna Kay Troxler Brown (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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W. Larry Osborne

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to assess gender differences in 1) work values, 2) how work values relate to occupational aspiration, and 3) how self-conceptual variables relate to occupational aspiration. Level of aspiration was studied using four variables: 1) Level of Education Desired, 2) Prestige of Occupation Desired, 3) Economic Returns of Occupation Desired, and 4) Gender Dominance of Occupation Desired. One hundred and fifty-two high-achieving eighth grade students, 99 females and 53 males, comprised the sample.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Career development
Vocational development
Sex differences in education

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