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ERIC Number: ED022062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 114
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Various Types of Curricula on the Vocational Success of School Dropouts.
BOGGS, GERALD EUGENE
THE PURPOSE OF THIS DISSERTATION, SUBMITTED TO OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, WAS TO INVESTIGATE VOCATIONAL SUCCESS DIFFERENCES IN FOUR GROUPS OF SUBJECTS AT THE MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT SCHOOL DROPOUT REHABILITATION PROGRAM IN OKLAHOMA CITY IN 1965. AN EX POST FACTO DESIGN INVOLVED 162 SUBJECTS IN THREE CURRICULUMS (COMBINATION, VOCATION, OR ACADEMIC); 40 OF THESE HAD DROPED OUT OR DID NOT START THE PROGRAM AND SERVED AS A CONTROL GROUP. THE SUBJECTS HAD TO BE (1) UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED SCHOOL DROPOUTS, (2) BETWEEN THE AGES OF 17-22, (3) OUT OF SCHOOL AT LEAST 1 YEAR, AND (4) JUDGED CAPABLE OF COMPLETING THE PROGRAM. VOCATIONAL SUCCESS MEASURES TAKEN AT 6-MONTH AND 1-YEAR INTERVALES AFTER TRAINING WERE (1) ENTRY INTO THE LABOR MARKET, (2) EMPLOYMENT STATUS, (3) NUMBER OF JOBS HELD, (4) NUMBER OF DAYS EMPLOYED, (5) WEEKLY WAGES, (6) JOB PERFORMANCE, AND (7) JOB SATISFACTION. RESULTS SIGNIFICANT AT THE .05 LEVEL WERE: (1) THE RATIO OF SUBJECTS ENTERING THE LABOR MARKET TO SUBJECTS NOT ENTERING WAS GREATER FOR THE VOCATIONAL GROUP THAN FOR THE CONTROL GROUP, (2) THE RATIOS OF EMPLOYED TO UNEMPLOYED WERE GREATER FOR THE COMBINATION AND VOCATIONAL GROUPS THAN FOR THE CONTROL GROUP, (3) COMBINATION, VOCATIONAL, AND ACADEMIC GROUPS WERE EMPLOYED MORE DAYS THAN THE CONTROL GROUP, AND (4) THE COMBINATION AND VOCATIONAL GROUPS WERE EMPLOYED MORE DAYS THAN THE ACADEMIC GROUP. (EM)
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Sponsor: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act; Manpower Development and Training Act Programs; Oklahoma