ERIC Number: ED023863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
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An Examination of the Relationship of Selected Variables to Interstate Geographic Mobility of Technician Graduates of the Associate Degree Programs in Oklahoma.
Bates, Wilfred Miles
Graduates of associate degree programs in Oklahoma who secured employment within and outside of the state were compared on their response to the following variables: (1) personal and socioeconomic background, (2) attitude toward Oklahoma, (3) attitude toward variables related to employment, (4) employment practices of employers, (5) economic aspirations, and (6) personal, social, or economic reasons. Findings indicated (1) A graduate who migrated out of Oklahoma was likely to be of lower age, married, of upper or middle socioeconomic class, from urban areas, prefer urban areas, and a technical institute graduate rather than a community college graduate, (2) Most technician graduates who migrated out of state felt their future would be better, (3) Graduates who migrated out of Oklahoma appeared to prefer employment with companies of over 1,000 employees and least prefer employment with a governmental agency or self-employment, (4) 74 percent of the technician graduates who expected annual incomes of more than $10,000 per annum in 5 years left the state, (5) Graduates remaining in the state did so for personal or social reasons and those migrating did so for economic reasons, and (6) Out-of-state employers were more effective recruiters and paid approximately 13 percent more for the services of the technician graduates than did employers from Oklahoma. This report was submitted to Oklahoma State University in fulfillment of D. Ed. degree. (DM)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Attitudes, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Individual Characteristics, Migration, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Vocational Research Coordinating Unit, Stillwater.