Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Anton J. Netusil
The purpose of the study was to cross-validate the prediction portion of the Career Path Model developed by Sweeney (1987). The Career Path Model was used to predict the One Year Career Path and Five Year Career Path groups of ISU teacher education graduates;The sample of 1981/1982 academic year graduates (N = 154) was treated as the cross-validation sample, while the sample from Sweeney's study, 1980/1981 academic year graduates (N = 246) served as the development sample;The results of the cross-validating discriminant analysis procedure indicated that in One Year Career Path groups, the set of discriminators from Sweeney's study produced the discriminant functions which performed the stability of the group prediction. The prediction was most accurate in identifying the graduates whose actual employment after one year matched their plans at the time of graduation. The major discriminators were satisfaction with student teaching, and employment expectations in leadership and responsibility;Unlike One Year Career Path, the discriminators in predicting or discriminating the Five Year Career Path groups were not stable in determining the location of group means. However, the strongest discriminator, intention to teach, contributed to the group discrimination stability.
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Kumlung, Arunee, "An analysis of the career paths of ISU teacher education graduates utilizing a cross-validating discriminant analysis technique " (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 8786.