Survey Finds Boys’ Career Plans “Unrealistic”
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports on a survey that found high school boys tend to have unrealistic career expectations:
University of Alaska Fairbanks psychology professor Judith Kleinfeld’s study, “No Map to Manhood,” showed boys were less likely to have college plans, and often had goals for long-shot careers like video game designers or movie directors. She said many thought they would land a high-paying career out of college and didn’t realize how difficult it was to get a good job.
“They had the craziest ideas about the labor market. … They were just kind of drifting,” she said. …
What an argument for giving our sons serious exposure to the adult world long before they graduate!