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Study TitleCareer development project, 1977-1987: File c79
Primary InvestigatorCurrie, J.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00486-c79
AbstractThe Career Development Project is an extensive study spanning the years 1977-1987. It aims to explore the career development patterns, tertiary and related work experiences of samples of students in different age groups both in Western Australia and nationally. Data files are held for the following samples in this study: (1) secondary school students in Western Australia, interviewed in their last year of secondary school (1977) and reinterviewed in 1978 and 1979; (2) tertiary graduates from five Western Australian tertiary institutions interviewed in their last year of study in 1977, and then in 1978 and 1979; (3) a comparative study of younger and older (mature age) graduates from six Australian tertiary institutions first interviewed in 1986, then again in 1987; and (4) the Australian component of an international survey of secondary school students, using the same questionnaire as the main secondary school survey in 1977. Topic areas covered for secondary and tertiary samples include: choice of occupation and factors involved in that choice; preferences for and views on local tertiary institutions; reasons for continuing formal education; self esteem and achievement; courses of study and satisfaction with current enrolment; assessment of difficulties obtaining a job; sex role attitudes; attitudes to work; goals for the future; important personal qualities; opinions on politics and society, particularly in relation to women; factors influencing career and lifestyle; and employment history since graduation. The mature age sample was also asked questions relating to restrictions and obstacles to entering certain career paths; constraints on career and employment due to family responsibilities; and experience of discrimination due to age, gender and social class. Background questions include: age, sex, birthplace, marital status, secondary school details, number of siblings and respondent's position in the family; age, occupation, educational level, birthplace of parents; first language spoken by respondent and parents; present and childhood religious denomination; and assessment of parents' income and social orientation.
Production Date (documentation)1988-06-24
Bibliographic CitationCurrie, J. Career development project, 1977-1987 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
CopyrightCopyright © 2005, Murdoch University. All rights reserved.
ContactCurrie, (Dr) J. School of Education Murdoch University Murdoch WA 6150
Contact AffiliationSchool of Education, Murdoch University
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Employment, Labour;Attitudes towards work, Work experiences
KeywordsCareers;Continuing professional education;Discrimination in employment;Education;Employment;Graduates;Occupations;Schools;Students, secondary;Students, tertiary;Voluntary workers;Working conditions
Population (Universe)(1) Students about to graduate from secondary school in Western Australia in 1977; (2) Students at tertiary institutions in Western Australia in 1977; (3) Graduates from tertiary institutions in Perth, Canberra and Sydney, who graduated in 1984; (4) Secondary students in Western Australia.
Date of Collection
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Time Period
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Methodology Content
Sampling Procedurepurposive sample/quota sample (1) Twenty one secondary schools in Perth were randomly selected, and twelfth year students were surveyed. (2) The original sample was drawn from five tertiary institutions in Western Australia: Churchlands College of Advanced Education, Murdoch University, Technical Colleges, University of Western Australia, and Western Australian Institute of Technology. Students who were about to graduate from a three year degree or three year diploma program were selected. The 1985 sample was a sample of 36 graduates, selected from the original sample. They were selected from three institutions (Murdoch University, UWA, WAIT), stratified by age, sex and social class. (3) This sample was drawn from graduates of six tertiary institutions: Canberra College of Advanced Education, Macquarie University, NSW Institute of Technology, Murdoch University, University of Western Australia, and Western Australian Institute of Technology. Sampling aimed to obtain 100 respondents from each of these institutions, with 50% male and 50% female, and 50% who entered tertiary education as mature age students, 30% who entered as school leavers, and 20% who entered as school leavers but interrupted their studies for more than one year. (4) This sample of secondary students was drawn from Western Australian data. It served as the Australian component for an international study which included also India and the USA.
Data Kindsurvey
Data Access Content
Access ConditionsThe depositor wishes to be informed (by the archive) of use being made of the data, in order to comment on that use and make contact with colleagues of similar interests.
Deposit Information Content
DepositorCurrie, (Dr) J. School of Education Murdoch University Murdoch WA 6150
Deposit Date1988-06-24
Other Content
Mode of Data Collectionself-completion (mail out, mail back) personal interview telephone interview
CommentThe Career Development Project is an extensive study spanning the years 1977-1987. It aims to explore the career development patterns, tertiary and related work experiences of samples of students in different age groups both in Western Australia and nationally. Data files are held for the following samples in this study: (1) secondary school students in Western Australia, interviewed in their last year of secondary school (1977) and reinterviewed in 1978 and 1979; (2) tertiary graduates from five Western Australian tertiary institutions interviewed in their last year of study in 1977, and then in 1978 and 1979; (3) a comparative study of younger and older (mature age) graduates from six Australian tertiary institutions first interviewed in 1986, then again in 1987; and (4) the Australian component of an international survey of secondary school students, using the same questionnaire as the main secondary school survey in 1977. Topic areas covered for secondary and tertiary samples include: choice of occupation and factors involved in that choice; preferences for and views on local tertiary institutions; reasons for continuing formal education; self esteem and achievement; courses of study and satisfaction with current enrolment; assessment of difficulties obtaining a job; sex role attitudes; attitudes to work; goals for the future; important personal qualities; opinions on politics and society, particularly in relation to women; factors influencing career and lifestyle; and employment history since graduation. The mature age sample was also asked questions relating to restrictions and obstacles to entering certain career paths; constraints on career and employment due to family responsibilities; and experience of discrimination due to age, gender and social class. Background questions include: age, sex, birthplace, marital status, secondary school details, number of siblings and respondent's position in the family; age, occupation, educational level, birthplace of parents; first language spoken by respondent and parents; present and childhood religious denomination; and assessment of parents' income and social orientation.
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 17:57:11 UTC
Data CollectorsJanice C. Murdoch University Sydney Survey Centre
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Currie, J. Career development project, 1977-1987 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Career development project, 1977-1987: File c79
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LabelCareer development project, 1977-1987: File c79
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ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2004-08-26
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Method3 panel studies and 1 cross-sectional (one-time) survey
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