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Caribbean Journal of Education

Gender and Career Goal Issues A Survey of Jamaican High School and University Students

Publication Date: 
April 1997

The article is based on a survey of the differences of opinion on gender and career choice issues of Jamaican students of both sexes at three different levels of education: secondary, undergraduate, and postgraduate. The survey indicated that female students at all three levels of education studied were more favourably inclined toward attainment of gender equality than their male counterparts; that while gender stereotyped opinions among female students tended to decrease with increasing levels of education, such an inverse relationship hardly existed among male students; and that levels of education tended to predict both occupational aspiration and preferred future employers of students much better than gender.

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