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ERIC Number: ED013917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS OF PRISONERS.
BOYLES, GARY
INSTRUMENTS TO ASSESS PRISONERS' VOCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS AND THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD WORK WERE COMPLETED BY 175 INMATES IN NORTH DAKOTA IN THE SPRING OF 1966. UPON RELEASE, 35 PERCENT PLANNED TO GET MORE EDUCATION, 52 PERCENT PLANNED TO GET A JOB, SEVEN PERCENT PLANNED TO WORK AT HOME, AND SIX PERCENT HAD NO DEFINITE PLANS. SATISFACTION WITH ASSISTANCE IN OCCUPATIONAL PLANNING WAS INDICATED BY 55 PERCENT, AND SATISFACTION WITH EDUCATIONAL PLANNING WAS INDICATED BY 45 PERCENT. THE NINE VOCATIONAL COURSES IN WHICH AT LEAST 20 INMATES EXPRESSED AN INTEREST WERE -- (1) HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, (2) WELDING, (3) AUTO MECHANICS, (4) AUTO BODY REBUILDING, (5) FARM MANAGEMENT, (6) BRICKLAYING, (7) CARPENTRY, (8) FARM EQUIPMENT MECHANICS, AND (9) BARBERING. PERMANENT JOBS WERE DESIRED BY 90 PERCENT, AND WELL-PAID JOBS WERE DESIRED BY TEN PERCENT OF THE RESPONDENTS. INTERESTING WORK AND A STABLE, SECURE FUTURE WERE THE TWO FEATURES MOST OFTEN CONSIDERED IMPORTANT. YOUNGER OFFENDERS MOST OFTEN EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN EDUCATION, WHILE OLDER OFFENDERS DESIRED A JOB. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: NORTH DAKOTA