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Gilbert, Harold G., 1921-

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M.S. (Master of Science)

Legacy Department

Department of Industry and Technology


Vocational guidance--Illinois--Evanston


The problems posed by the investigator in this study were (l) What are the vocational and educational plans of junior high school students? and (2) How would a vocational guidance program be implemented at Haven Junior High School? To answer these questions, the investigator designed an occupational interest survey questionnaire to be given to 1,061 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. The study was concerned with making an occupational interest survey of the total school enrollment at Haven Junior High School, Evanston, Illinois. The purpose of this investigation was to study the career aspirations and future plans of junior high school students and to use the information gained to provide material for an introductory unit in vocational guidance that would be directly related to the needs of the students involved. The data needed for this problem was collected by moans of a questionnaire. The twenty questions were designed to secure information about the students' occupational aspirations and plans; their educational plans; their attitudes toward parents and home environ­ment; their attitudes toward school; occupational and educational background of their parents; and when and where vocational information would be most helpful to the students. The responses of the questionnaire were tabulated in raw scores for each sex and each grade level as they responded to the twenty questions. Percentages were determined only on specific questions for statistical purposes. Out of the 1,061 questionnaires distributed, a total of 981--480 boys and 501 girls—-were returned to the investigator for tabulation and analysis. This was a 93 cent return of the total school enrollment.


Includes bibliographical references.


83 pages




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