ERIC Number: ED022127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Success in Business School, Employment Status and Demographic and Psychometric Variables for Ramsey County Welfare Department, Work and Training Project Participants.
Wasson, John B.
In a project to aid the vocational and social rehabilitation of welfare recipients, 82 participants completed training at one of two private business schools. Their average absences per month correlated with age, while grade average did not correlate with any variables. Typing speed correlated with years of education completed, reading comprehension, IQ on the Army Classification Test, and four of the scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Terminal employment status correlated significantly with age, with three of the interest scales of the Kuder Preference Record, with the numbers subtest of the Minnesota Clerical Test, and with the K scale of the MMPI. Monthly salary correlated with two of the Kuder scales, with the numbers subtest of the Minnesota Clerical Test and with four MMPI scales. There was a negative correlation between employment status and typing speed. There were few differences when trainees at one school were contrasted with trainees at the other, but there were several differences when trainees were contrasted by race. (Document includes nine tables.) (aj)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ramsey County Welfare Dept., St. Paul, Minn. Work and Training Program.
Identifiers: Kuder Preference Record Vocational; Minnesota; Minnesota Clerical Test; Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory