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ERIC Number: ED019471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 146
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE IDENTIFICATION OF COMMON BEHAVIORAL FACTORS AS BASES FOR PRE-ENTRY PREPARATION OF WORKERS FOR GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT. FINAL REPORT.
SJORGREN, DOUGLAS; AND OTHERS
THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER COMMON BEHAVIORS COULD BE IDENTIFIED ACROSS OCCUPATIONS TO SERVE AS A BASIS FOR CURRICULUM BUILDING. INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH INCUMBENTS IN 47 AGRICULTURAL OCCUPATIONS AND 36 OCCUPATIONS IN THE METAL FABRICATING INDUSTRY FOR A TOTAL OF 466 INTERVIEWS IN COLORADO AND NEBRASKA. THE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE CONTAINED A NUMBER OF GENERAL WORK ENVIRONMENT ITEMS, FOUR CHECKLISTS, AND FIVE MAJOR BEHAVIORAL DIMENSIONS. THE 329 SCORES FOR EACH INTERVIEW WERE SUBJECTED TO FACTOR ANALYSES TO DETERMINE INTERCORRELATIONS AMONG THE OCCUPATIONS. THE ANALYSIS OF THE CORRELATION MATRIX OF THE 47 AGRICULTURE OCCUPATIONS YIELDED THREE OCCUPATIONAL CLUSTERS, PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY, AND AGRI-BUSINESS. PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE WAS CHARACTERIZED BY AN AVERAGE OR HIGH LEVEL ON NEARLY ALL OF THE BEHAVIORS, AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY SCORED AT A LOW AVERAGE OR LOW LEVEL, AND AGRI-BUSINESS SCORED AT A GENERALLY HIGH LEVEL EXCEPT FOR LOWS ON THE PHYSICAL AND DISCRIMINATIVE BEHAVIORS. THE ANALYSIS OF THE 36 METAL WORKING OCCUPATIONS ALSO YIELDED THREE CLUSTERS, SKILLED WORKER, SEMISKILLED WORKER, AND BUSINESS. THE BUSINESS CLUSTER IN METAL WORKING EXHIBITED A PATTERN OF SCORES SIMILAR TO THAT OF AGRI-BUSINESS. THE PATTERN OF SCORES ON PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE WAS SUCH THAT A COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM IN PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE WOULD COVER THE BEHAVIORS IN THE OTHER CLUSTERS ALSO. THE STUDY RESULTS SUGGESTED THAT A TEAM TEACHING APPROACH WOULD SERVE WELL IN TRAINING FOR PLACEMENT IN AG-INDUSTRY AND AGRI-BUSINESS OCCUPATIONS. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.; Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Identifiers: COLORADO; NEBRASKA