First Advisor

Morris Weitman

Term of Graduation

Summer 1975

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology






Work -- Psychological aspects, Vocational education -- Oregon



Physical Description

1 online resource (v, 62 pages)


Attitude measurement problems are discussed within the context of a contemporary movement in the field of education. A restricted definition of the alienation construct is suggested as a theoretical framework within which research in this area could be conducted. Construction and validation data on an instrument designed to measure attitudes toward work are reported. Pre and posttest scores (using the above measure as well as the Rotter I-E Scale) of two high school Career Education programs were compared. Neither program produced significant mean attitude change in terms of these measures. However, change detected by increase in the variance on the I-E measure was significant in one program. Also, correlational data between the attitude scores and scores on two different course achievement tests indicate that the attitude and achievement variables are associated. A model for research connected with the implementation of future innovative Career Education programs is suggested.


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