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King, Francis M., A Study of the Correlates of
Vocational Bias in Elementary Students. Doctor of Edu-
cation (Secondary Education), August, 1974, 144 pp., 17
tables, bibliography, 51 titles.
The purpose of this study was to determine if any
correlation exists between the presence of vocational
bias in elementary students and (1) the presence of bias
in the textbooks they use, (2) father's occupation,
(3) student grade level, (4) level of intelligence, and
(5) sex of the student. The population for the study
consisted of 368 kindergarten, third-grade, and sixth-
grade students from two North Texas school districts.
The instrument used to measure student vocational bias
was the Were I a Worker attitude inventory developed by
P. K. Yonge Laboratory School at the University of
Florida under the direction of the Fusion of Applied and
Intellectual Skills Research Project. The instrument
used to categorize the father's occupations into pro-
fessional and non-professional groups was the "Two-Factor
Index of Social Position" developed by A. B. Hollingshead.
The data were collected by having each student respond
to the attitude inventory under the supervision of the
participating classroom teacher. In addition, the student's
I.Q., grade level, sex, and father's occupation were
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King, Francis Michael. A Study of the Correlates of Vocational Bias in Elementary Students, dissertation, August 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501194/m1/2/: accessed July 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .