National Library of Australia

Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Career Interests of Academically Talented Seventh Graders [microform] / Scott H. Oppler and Others
Bib ID 5573928
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Oppler, Scott H
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1993 
20 p. 
Summary

This document reports on an investigation that described patterns of interests in specific careers for academically talented seventh grade girls and boys. This study represents a step in addressing the unequal distribution of males and females in many occupational fields, most notably the low involvement of females in scientific and technical fields and mathematics. Interest patterns exhibited by girls and boys may be related to future job choice; therefore, it is important to determine these interests as they tend to become more differentiated during adolescence, a time when students are developing the ability to think in terms of the future. The primary objective of this investigation was to compare the occupational interests of academically talented male and female seventh graders. A sample of 1,272 applicants to the Duke University Talent Identification Program Talent Search served as subjects for this study. Subjects rated 59 occupations in terms of how much they would like or dislike each occupation. Results indicated a gender stereotyped pattern of career interests; males rated quantitative, scientific, and vocational occupations higher than females, while girls rated teaching and the arts higher than boys. This pattern of results suggests that, even for this highly talented sample, a gender based scheme of career interest is in place well before high school. Interventions aimed at increasing numbers of females in mathematics and science based careers may need to be implemented earlier than the seventh grade. (Author/DK)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993). For related paper, see SO 024 261.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academically Gifted.  |  Career Choice.  |  Educational Research.  |  Equal Education.  |  Grade 7.  |  Junior High School Students.  |  Junior High Schools.  |  Middle Schools.  |  Sex Differences.  |  Sex Fairness.  |  Sex Role.  |  Sex Stereotypes.  |  Student Interests.  |  Talent Identification Program NC
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors American Inst. for Research, Washington, DC. Washington Research Center
Available From ERIC 

Online

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
mc 2253 ED374033 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.