Abstract

Theories of vocational choice are of current and vital interest to the counseling profession. Roe's theoretical work based on the Freudian assumption that occupational choice is related to family atmostphere has particularly stimulated recent research in this area. This study similarly follows her theory and employs Dr. Nachmann's techniques who tested comparable hypotheses with different groups in 1957.

The problem of this study was to determine if there were certain differences in the childhood experience of physicists, L.D.S. seminary teachers, and outstanding competitive athletes. Fifteen B.Y.U. students were interviewed in each group, the interviews following the items of a questionnaire. Four raters were in 86 percent agreement with the researcher as to judgments relating to the eight hypotheses of the study. The one-tailed chi square statistic and the t ratio were employed and the .05 level of confidence established as the minimum level at which the null hypothesis would be rejected.

Degree

MA

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Educational Leadership and Foundations

Rights

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Date Submitted

1961

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm169

Keywords

Vocational guidance, Parent, child, Physics, Athletics, Mormon Church, Seminaries

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