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ERIC Number: ED015330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-31
Pages: 172
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Reference Count: 0
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AN INTENSIVE INVESTIGATION OF THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUNG MEN WHO ARE MENTALLY UNQUALIFIED FOR MILITARY SERVICE. FINAL REPORT.
HUQ, A.M.; AND OTHERS
THE VOCATIONAL POTENTIALS, PROBLEMS OF VOCATIONAL ADJUSTMENT, AND SPECIAL NEEDS FOR ASSISTANCE OF 82 URBAN AND 21 RURAL REJECTEES WERE STUDIED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE METHODOLOGY FOR A NATIONAL STUDY WERE MADE. INFORMATION ON INTELLIGENCE, VOCATIONAL APTITUDES, CURRENT EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL STATUS, LITERACY AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, ATTITUDES AND MOTIVATION FOR TRAINING OR WORK, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, AND SOCIOECONOMIC SITUATION THROUGH THE USE OF THE WECHSLER ADULT INTELLIGENCE SCALE, THE GENERAL APTITUDE TEST BATTERY, THE RORSCHACH TEST, AND A COMPREHENSIVE INTERVIEW BY A PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER WAS ELICITED. ALMOST ALL OF THE REJECTEES HAD THE POTENTIAL TO PERFORM USEFUL WORK BUT HAD EXPERIENCED GREAT IRREGULARITY OF EMPLOYMENT. THERE WAS SERIOUS NEED FOR REMEDIAL EDUCATION IN BASIC LANGUAGE AND NUMBER SKILLS, AND FOR HELP IN SOLVING PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS, AND DEVELOPING BETTER WORK HABITS. THESE EFFORTS NEEDED TO BE COMPLEMENTED BY BETTER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT (1) A NATIONAL SURVEY GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SAMPLING PROBLEMS AND TO DEVELOPING OR TESTING NEW SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON CERTAIN REJECTEE CHARACTERISTICS, AND (2) AN EXPERIMENT BE UNDERTAKEN TO TEST THE EFFECTS OF SPECIFIC PROGRAM FEATURES ON FACTORS IN THE PROBLEM AREAS IDENTIFIED BY THE PILOT STUDY SUCH AS INSUFFICIENT MOTIVATION, INADEQUATE WORK HABITS, LOW EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MALADJUSTMENT. THE APPENDIX INCLUDES THE INTERVIEW INSTRUMENT AND STATISTICAL DATA. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.
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