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Self-concept, occupational aspiration, and ego identity : a correlational study Loncaric, Mladen Anton


Level of Occupational Aspiration is a complex though relatively unexplored phenomenon which is theorized to play a major role in career choice. This study explores the relationship between level of occupational aspiration (real/ideal) and self-concept (as measured by the Piers Harris self concept scale), and level of occupation and ego identity (as measured by the Revised Ego Identity Scale). Significant positive correlations were found between both real and ideal aspirations and self-concept for females. No relationship was demonstrated for males. Significant positive correlations were also established between real and ideal aspirations and ego identity for females. A significant positive relationship was established between real aspirations and ego identity for males. Implications for adolescent career counselling are discussed.

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