CHANGES IN PERCEPTION OF PROFESSION AND SELF OCCURRING DURING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TRAINING

Lena A. Nordholm*, Mary T. Westbrook

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Abstract

A survey of 97% of final year occupational therapy students at Cumberland College showed that their self concepts had become more androgynous since first year. Career commitment had increased but career status aspirations remained intermediate and most students planned to work part‐time during childrearing. Students' perception of their occupation changed markedly during training. Most were satisfied with their career choice but 29% said that they were likely to move to a related occupation. Desire to move was related to personality change. 1980 Occupational Therapy Australia Limited

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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