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NCJ Number: 81748 Find in a Library
Title: Career Perspectives of Male Prison Inmates in College Courses
Journal: Journal of Vocational Behavior  Volume:19  Dated:(1981)  Pages:36-41
Author(s): M A Weiser; R J Klimek; B Hodinko
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 6
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article profiles college-attending prison inmates' personality and vocational interests based on Holland's theory of careers and an assessment of their attitudes that are critical in realistic career decisionmaking.
Abstract: A total of 118 male inmates enrolled in community college courses in Maryland volunteered for the study. They took a battery of vocational and career tests that indicated inmates to be developmentally in the early stages of career planning. Inmates' pattern of career interests appears to be much more diverse than that of men in general and their sophistication in vocational decisionmaking less. They need help in vocational planning, particularly considering the added burden of a prison record. Study data and 12 references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Career development; Inmate academic education; Inmate attitudes; Maryland; Vocational interest tests
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