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ERIC Number: ED020376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION COMPLETED BY EAST CENTRAL WISCONSIN GRADUATES AND SELECTED EMPLOYMENT FACTORS.
MATTESON, GERALD R.
THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RECEIVED BY MALE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AND INITIAL EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYMENT SURVIVAL, JOB ADVANCEMENT, AND JOB SATISFACTION. DATA WERE SUPPLIED BY QUESTIONNAIRES RETURNED BY 310 OF 374 GRADUATES WHO HAD COMPLETED LESS THAN SIX MONTHS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND LESS THAN 2 YEARS OF COLLEGE, SELECTED FROM A STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLE OF 10 HIGH SCHOOLS. SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN VARIABLES WERE DETERMINED BY CHI-SQUARE, AND STRENGTH OF RELATIONSHIP BY THE TEST STATISTIC V TECHNIQUES. GRADUATES OBTAINED EMPLOYMENT DISSIMILAR TO THEIR FATHERS', THOUGH OF SIMILAR PRESTIGE RATING. THEY RATED MATHEMATICS AS THE HIGH SCHOOL COURSE HAVING THE MOST VALUE IN INITIAL EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION FOLLOWED BY VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRIAL ARTS, ENGLISH, AND COMMERCIAL COURSES. THOSE WITH THE MOST VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WERE LESS FREQUENTLY UNEMPLOYED, BUT 75 PERCENT OF ALL GRADUATES HAD NOT BEEN UNEMPLOYED SINCE GRADUATION. ONE-FIFTH WERE PRESENTLY ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, AND ONE-HALF ASPIRED TO BE WITHIN 5 YEARS. THREE-FOURTHS DID NOT HAVE SUBORDINATES IN THEIR EMPLOYMENT SITUATION. THEY MOST LIKELY HAD INCREASED THEIR INITIAL SALARY BY 0-39 DOLLARS PER WEEK. MOST WERE SATISFIED WITH THEIR PRESENT EMPLOYMENT, ESPECIALLY THE ASSOCIATION WITH FELLOW WORKERS AND SUPERVISORS. THIS PH.D. THESIS, SUBMITTED TO UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, IS AVAILABLE AS 66-9167 FOR $3.30 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $11.50 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (JM)
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Identifiers: WISCONSIN