The purpose was to determine interest in a secondary health careers program and in a health career by tenth and eleventh grade students in Nebraksa. Relationships between interest and sex, grade, and grade average were examined. Interest in a health career was expressed by 20% (1,326) of the 6,640 respondents and 2,375 indicated they would enroll in a health careers program if it were available. Attitudes reflecting sex stereotyping of careers were prevalent among sophomore and junior students and to a significantly higher degree among males than among females.
Ebrite, Lou J. R.N., Ph.D. and Plake, Barbara Ph.D.
"Secondary Health Occupations: Implications for Program Development,"
Journal of Health Occupations Education: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: http://stars.library.ucf.edu/jhoe/vol1/iss2/9