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CAREER DEVELOPMENT

By By-woodruff James W and James W. Woodruff

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This study considers degree of personality integration as influenced by social and racial group membership. The effect of personality integration upon educational achievement and vocational exploration was also studied. A sample of 226 high school seniors were selected to represent a cross-section of social class and racial population. The data collected on each subject included achievement and ability test scores, grade point average, vocational preference and expectation, and Harrower Large Scale Rorschach Test Score. The results of the study showed person-ality integration is definitely affected by racial membership and, even more so, by social class membership. Appropriate vocational aspirations are not being held by high-school seniors. Among the implications discussed are the need for further research on the emotional conditions of urban high-school students, the psychological problems of Negro students, and the need for counselors who are better trained in the psychological disciplines and better able to work with minority group students. (NS) Ci

Topics: Descriptors-Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Training, Occupational Aspiration, Personality Development, Personality Problems, Psychological Needs. *Race Influences, Social Class, Urban Youth, Vocational Development
Year: 1968
DOI identifier: 10.2307/1169613
OAI identifier: oai:CiteSeerX.psu:10.1.1.1004.2402
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