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ERIC Number: ED012300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 29
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS IN FARM MECHANICS RETRAINING SCHOOLS UNDER THE AREA REDEVELOPMENT ACT IN OKLAHOMA.
EDINGTON, EVERETT D.; KUNTZ, ROBERT H.
DURING 1962-63, 16 FARM MECHANICS RETRAINING SCHOOLS WERE SET UP IN OKLAHOMA UNDER THE AREA REDEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1961 TO TRAIN 225 MEN WHO WERE EITHER UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED. THIS STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THERE WAS ANY CORRELATION BETWEEN THE TEST SCORES AND SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS USED IN SELECTION OF THE TRAINEES AND THEIR SUCCESS IN GAINING EMPLOYMENT IN RELATED OCCUPATIONS. ALL APPLICANTS WERE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE GENERAL APTITUDE TEST BATTERY, FORM B-1002, WHICH MEASURES NINE APTITUDES, AND BE INTERVIEWED BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT OFFICE WHO CONSIDERED THREE OF THESE APTITUDES (GENERAL INTELLIGENCE, SPATIAL APTITUDE, AND FINGER DEXTERITY) PLUS ANY INTANGIBLE INFORMATION LEARNED FROM THE INTERVIEW FOR SELECTION PURPOSES. OF THE ENROLLEES CONTACTED, 174 FOUND EMPLOYMENT IN RELATED AND NONRELATED AREAS WHILE NINE DROPOUTS AND 19 WHO COMPLETED THE TRAINING WERE UNEMPLOYED. THE PLACEMENT RECORD INDICATED THAT THE SELECTION AND INSTRUCTION OF TRAINEES WAS SUCCESSFUL. THE ONLY SINGLE APTITUDE SCORE WHICH INDICATED SUCCESS WAS THE SPATIAL APTITUDE SCORE. THE COMBINATION CONSIDERED IN SELECTION WAS ALSO A GOOD INDICATOR. (PA)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
Identifiers: Area Redevelopment Act 1961; General Aptitude Test Battery; Oklahoma