ERIC Number: ED025583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Study of the Employment Problems and Prospects of a Selected Group of Male Occupationally Oriented High School Graduates.
Plusch, James Oscar
This study described 302 occupationally oriented 1963 male high school graduates in terms of their group mental ability and scholastic achievement, marital and military service status, vocational aspirations as high school seniors, revised vocational aspirations after at least 2 years of work experience, job turnover and unemployment, occupational backgroun"s of parents, and other related significant factors. The dimensions of the local world of work are described in terms of the availability and the nature of entry level jobs for unskilled male youth, how these jobs were obtained and how long they were retained, why respondents quit their first jobs, and hourly wage rates for the various kinds of jobs. The employment prospects of youth were described from the standpoint of the qualifications local employers expected job applicants to possess. In addition, the relative number of jobs available to unskilled youth were investigated and identified in quanitative terms. Recommendations are given for developing means for helping job oriented males accomplish more effectively the abrupt and challenging transition from full-time school attendance to full-time employment. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Employment Opportunities, Employment Problems, Employment Qualifications, High School Graduates, Individual Characteristics, Males, Noncollege Bound Students, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Mobility, Unskilled Occupations, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
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