ERIC Number: ED023930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of On-The-Job Counseling on Employers' Rating and Job Satisfaction of Persons Trained in Selected Oklahoma MDTA Classes during 1967-1968. Final Report.
Hoerner, Harry J.; Stevenson, William W.
The purpose of this study was to measure possible effects of post-manpower training counseling of an occupational nature upon certain facets of perception and behavior of 110 subjects from eight selected Oklahoma Manpower Development and Training Act classes held during 1967-68. The effects of the counseling treatment were measured by the subject's job satisfaction scores, employee performance scores, training efficiency, and general employability. Data consisted of demographic variables and information provided by two counselors, each working with randomly assigned subjects for an average of 1.86 hours per individual client. This study revealed that counseling did not bring about a higher job satisfaction level on the part of counseled subjects when means of their test scores were tested against those not counseled. Similarly, the employee performance mean test scores of counseled subjects were not significantly different to a magnitude which proved counseling affected this performance; however, the counseling treatment was found to significantly affect the subjects obtaining bona fide and legitimate jobs, the number of weeks it required subjects to get such jobs, and the percent of time subjects held such jobs. (CH)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Career Counseling, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Employees, Employer Attitudes, Employment Experience, Experimental Groups, Federal Programs, Individual Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, Occupational Mobility, Performance, Questionnaires, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Research Foundation.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act; Oklahoma