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ERIC Number: ED015317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan-31
Pages: 168
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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FINAL REPORT ON THE CORPSMEN ADJUSTMENT STUDY.
SMITH, D.B.; AND OTHERS
RESULTS OF UNSTRUCTURED SMALL GROUP INTERVIEWS WITH 78 FORMER CORPSMEN AND 10 COWORKERS AND INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS WITH 33 OF THEIR EMPLOYERS IN NEW YORK, CHICAGO, HOUSTON, AND SAN FRANCISCO WERE ANALYZED TO DETERMINE THE PROBLEMS THAT CONFRONT JOB CORPSMEN WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR TRAINING. RESPONSES WERE CODED, TABULATED, AND SUBJECTED TO KENDALL'S RANK ORDER CORRELATION COEFFICIENT TEST. FINDINGS INCLUDED -- (1) YOUNGER CORPSMEN HAD GREATER DIFFICULTY FINDING JOBS THAN DID OLDER ONES, (2) THE PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYED RELOCATED CORPSMEN WAS ABOUT FOUR TIMES GREATER THAN THE PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYED CORPSMEN RETURNING TO THEIR HOMES, (3) ONLY THOSE WHO HAD FOUND SUITABLE EMPLOYMENT ADMITTED THAT THEY EXPECTED THE JOB CORPS TO TRAIN THEM SO THAT THEY COULD GET A JOB, AND (4) A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF EMPLOYERS AND COWORKERS BELIEVED CORPSMEN HAD UNREALISTICALLY HIGH JOB EXPECTATIONS. RECOMMENDATIONS INVOLVED IMPROVING SOME CENTER PRACTICES, CHANGING SOME, AND EXTENDING SERVICES BEYOND IN-CENTER TRAINING. SPECIFICALLY, IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT (1) RECRUITERS BE BETTER APPRISED OF ACTUAL CONDITIONS AT THE CENTER, (2) LIAISON WITH STATE EMPLOYMENT COMMISSIONS WHICH CARRY OUT PLACEMENT FUNCTIONS BE IMPROVED, (3) PLACEMENT PERSONNEL RECEIVE TRAINING TO OPTIMIZE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS, (4) CORPSMEN IN TRAINING NOT BE OVERCOMMITTED TO A PARTICULAR ROUTINE OF PERFORMING SKILLS AND RECEIVE MORE PREPARATION IN THE NONSKILLS ASPECTS OF GOOD JOB PERFORMANCE, AND (5) FOLLOWUP FACILITIES TO HELP CORPSMEN INTEGRATE INTO NEW GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND COMMUNITIES BE DEVELOPED. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Design, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco); Illinois (Chicago); JOB CORPS; NEW YORK; Texas (Houston)