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ERIC Number: ED020409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 123
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DOMINANT FACTORS INFLUENCING THE EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS OF A SELECTED GROUP OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH.
MICHIE, JACK
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY WERE TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING, RACE, AND SOCIAL CLASS UPON THE EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH, AND TO IDENTIFY BOTH TEST DATA WITH PREDICTIVE VALUE AND EDUCATORS CONTRIBUTING TO SUCCESS. EACH OF 60 MEMBERS OF A STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLE OF 1965 OAKLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS GRADUATES WAS INTERVIEWED IN DEPTH. EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS WAS MEASURED BY A RATING SCALE COMPLETED BY EMPLOYERS FOR EACH EMPLOYEE. DATA FROM STANDARDIZED TESTS ADMINISTERED DURING THE SENIOR YEAR WERE ANALYZED FOR EACH STUDY MEMBER. THE PRINCIPAL INFLUENCES UPON EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS WERE HIGH SCHOOL WORK AND EDUCATORS. VOCATIONAL GRADUATES AND NONVOCATIONAL GRADUATES WHO HAD TAKEN JOB-RELATED COURSES WERE MORE SUCCESSFUL. SOCIOECONOMIC CLASS DID NOT AFFECT SUCCESS LEVEL. NEGRO FEMALES WERE LESS SUCCESSFUL THAN OTHER FEMALES BUT THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN SUCCESS LEVEL AMONG SPANISH, NEGRO, AND CAUCASIAN MALES. THE FARQUHAR SITUATIONAL CHOICE INVENTORY, MINNESOTA VOCATIONAL INTEREST INVENTORY-HEALTH SERVICES SCALE, AND THE CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGICAL INVENTORY-ACHIEVEMENT VIA INDEPENDENCE SCALE PREDICTED EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS. THE INFLUENCE OF EDUCATORS WAS MORE LIKELY TO RESULT FROM PERSONAL INTEREST SHOWN IN THE STUDENT THAN FROM SUBJECT MATTER OR TEACHING TECHNIQUES. THE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE, THE RATING SCALE, AND TWO TAPE RECORDED INTERVIEWS WITH TEACHERS ARE INCLUDED. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Emery Unified School District, Emeryville, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Oakland)