the amount of esteem attributed to members of a profession by a culture. Professions which are seen positively are high-status occupations, whereas professions which are seen negatively are low-status occupations.

OCCUPATIONAL STATUS: "Occupational status often correlates nowadays with one's educational achievements- those with more advance degrees generally hold more esteemed positions."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OCCUPATIONAL STATUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/occupational-status/ (accessed March 1, 2021).