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ERIC Number: ED018575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 476
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ITEM ANALYSIS OF THE DEVELOPMENT POOL OF ITEMS FOR THE YOUTH OPINION QUESTIONNAIRE. MINNESOTA STUDIES IN WORK ATTITUDES TECHNICAL REPORT NO. 1.
GRAEN, GEORGE B.; AND OTHERS
THE YOUTH OPINION QUESTIONNAIRE WAS DEVELOPED TO DETERMINE THE ATTITUDES, NEEDS, EXPECTATIONS, BELIEFS, AND PERCEPTIONS OF THRESHOLD WORKERS WITH REGARD TO THE WORLD OF WORK, THE DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THEM, AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ENTRY WORK EXPERIENCE. AN INITIAL POOL OF APPROXIMATELY 600 ITEMS WAS COMPILED FROM SOURCES SUCH AS (1) BOOKS ON HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS, JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, AND LABOR MARKET EXPERIENCE, (2) RESEARCH STUDIES, AND (3) PUBLIC OPINION JOURNALS. THE ITEM POOL WAS SUBMITTED TO EXPERTS IN THE FIELD AND REVISED. IT WAS ADMINISTERED TO ALL 9TH, 10TH, 11TH, AND 12TH GRADE CLASSES IN SEVEN URBAN AND FIVE SUBURBAN SCHOOLS REPRESENTING HIGH, MIDDLE, AND LOW SOCIOECONOMIC CATEGORIES. A MINIMUM OF 1,000 STUDENTS AT EACH GRADE LEVEL AND 300 IN EACH SOCIOECONOMIC CATEGORY WAS SOUGHT. STATISTICAL DATA FROM AN ITEM ANALYSIS ARE PRESENTED IN 467 PAGES OF THE REPORT. EACH PAGE PRESENTS THE DATA FOR ONE ITEM. FOR EACH ITEM IS GIVEN (1) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO ANSWERED THE ITEM, (2) THE RESPONSE DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENTAGES FOR THE TOTAL GROUP AND GROUPS CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO EACH OF THE SEVEN BACKGROUND VARIABLES (SCHOOL, SEX, GRADE LEVEL, FATHER'S EDUCATION, FAMILY INCOME, WORK EXPERIENCE, AND SIBLING POSITION), AND (3) THE CHI SQUARE VALUE AND THE SIGNIFICANCE LEVEL FOR EACH OF THE SEVEN BACKGROUND VARIABLES. OTHER ITEM ANALYSES WERE IN PROGRESS FOR DEVELOPING A WORK ATTITUDE SCALE. (SL)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Industrial Relations Center.
Identifiers: YOUTH OPINION QUESTIONNAIRE