TITLE

The Development of Elementary-Aged Children's Career Aspirations and Expectations

AUTHOR(S)
Auger, Richard W.; Blackhurst, Anne E.; Wahl, Kay Herting
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Professional School Counseling;Apr2005, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p322
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Interviews were conducted with 123 first-, third-, and fifth-grade children to examine the types of careers they wished to have and expected to have. The older children desired careers that were more socially prestigious and less sex-typed compared to those of the younger children. The career thinking of older elementary-aged children was no more specific or realistic than that of younger children, with older children being more likely to aspire to fantasy occupations. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
ACCESSION #
16892532

 

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