Subjectivity in the formation of career aspirations of teenagers

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dc.contributor.advisor Wright, David W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Cusick, Micah
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-29T19:07:53Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-29T19:07:53Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.identifier.other t07070
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/1550
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Sociology en
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the subjective factors which motivate and influence occupational aspiration of high school youth. An alternative model is presented, which shows the filtering effect that subjective experiences have upon background characteristics. The study utilizes univariate, bivariate and multivariate analysis of data from the Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS): 2002, which is a nationally representative sample of high school tenth graders (N=6928). Findings suggest that socioeconomic status has both a direct and indirect effect on aspiration, high school boys have higher occupational aspiration levels than high school girls, and that higher educational aspiration leads to higher occupational aspiration. en
dc.format.extent vii, 35 leaves, ill. en
dc.format.extent 264751 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Wichita State University en
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic dissertations en
dc.title Subjectivity in the formation of career aspirations of teenagers en
dc.type Thesis en

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