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What will I be when I grow up? The influence of growing up with developmentally disabled family member


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Lučić, Lana. (2016). What will I be when I grow up? The influence of growing up with developmentally disabled family member. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Galić, Zvonimir].

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The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in professional interests, work values and vocational choices between students who grew up in a family with developmentally disabled member and those who didn't. It was expected that students, with this specific situation, will score higher in social type of interests and values. Also, it was expected of them to choose helping professions and social type professions with greater frequency than the rest of the participants. On-line study involved an appropriate sample of 579 students, enrolled in final grade of high school. Their professional interests were calculated on Holland's RIASEC scale and work values on 5 value orientations. Open answered questioning regarding choice of career was coded into helping professions and social type professions. The findings of this study show significant difference between two groups in social type of professional interests in expected manner, but there is no difference in social value orientation which all participants value the most. Students, who have a developmentally disabled member of family, are more likely to enter a helping or social type of profession.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional interests, work values, vocational choice, developmental disability
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Psychology > Psihologija rada i ergonomija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Galić, Zvonimir
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 15:02
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 15:02

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