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The interest patterns of a group of Tasmanian adolescents.

Cooper, Daphne Daisy,1919- 1955 , 'The interest patterns of a group of Tasmanian adolescents.', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The purpose of this investigation was to make
a study of the interests of a group of Tasmanian secondary
school pupils in the early stages of their transition from
childhood to adulthood. The information was obtained by means
of an Interests Questionnaire, the Bell Adjustment Inventory,
and the Otis Intelligence Test.
The children studied were the boys and girls
in the age ranges 12.9 to 13.3 years and 14.9 to 15.3 years
attending four Hobart state secondary co-educational schools.
A study of the children's interests was made
in relation to certain areas of their activities such as their
prescribed school studies, and to certain aspects of their
development such as their social maturity. Interest patterns
for various smaller groups into which the group of children
was divided were described and compared. The children indicated their interests by
preference ratings. The frequency and the rank order of these
ratings were considered, and preference indices calculated.
The researches of other investigators indicate
that adolescent interests are dependent on, and limited by,
certain major factors such as sex, physiological development,
age, intelligence, environment, and socio-economic status.
The influence of these factors, and of personality adjustment
on the interests of the Tasmanian group was considered. It appeared that of all the factors, socio-economic status
and personality adjustment had the least noticeable effect
on interest patterns.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Cooper, Daphne Daisy,1919-
Keywords: Interest (Psychology), Adolescent psychology
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Thesis (M.A.)--University of Tasmania, 1955

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