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Title:The Relationship of Sociological, Psychological and Sociocultural Factors to The Career Motivation of Iranian Students
Author(s):Azamtarrahian, Gholamhossein
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Philosophy of
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of selected sociological, psychological, and sociocultural variables on the career motivation of Iranian students. The 261 Iranian subjects, ages 17 to 24, were high school seniors and college undergraduates from varying socioeconomic backgrounds. Survey instruments were administered to the subjects in their native language in Mashhad, Iran. The score on the career motivation measure served as the dependent variable. The independent variables included: community discrimination, the sociological variable; self-esteem and sex role orientation, the psychological factors; and early family socialization, socioeconomic status, and religiosity, the sociocultural variables. Findings indicated that career aspiration for Iranian subjects is affected by sociocultural, psychological and sociological variables, in general; and by religiosity, socioeconomic status, and community discrimination, in particular. The two psychological variables that were significant predictors were masculine and feminine sex role. The masculine scale, however, was a negative predictor. The implications were that career motivation is an important area for research, and is a complex variable to be considered when studying other aspects of cultural behavior. The study concluded that the effects of religious beliefs should be investigated further, as they related to career motivation.
Issue Date:1982
Description:131 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8209541
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1982

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