ERIC Number: ED032473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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A Study of the Effects of Pre-Vocational Training and Family Service Counseling on the Long-Term Unemployed.
Philadelphia Manpower Utilization Commission, PA.
This study of prevocational training and family service counseling in Philadelphia is based on the premise that the long term unemployed male needs preparation on how to become a worker before he can successfully be trained for, or accept and handle, unemployment. It is also asserted that there are social and psychological factors, chiefly lack of competitiveness, which are obstacles to successful individual training and retraining of men unemployed six months or more. Findings show that work adjustment training and, where indicated, family service counseling, increase a long term unemployed worker's chances of receiving and completing Manpower Development and Training Act training without necessarily improving subsequent experiences in obtaining a job or in wages received on the job. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adult Dropouts, Age Differences, Career Counseling, Educational Background, Employment Patterns, Intervals, Males, Persistence, Prevocational Education, Programed Instruction, Psychological Characteristics, Race, Research, Retraining, Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-183-758, MF $0.65, HC $3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Manpower Utilization Commission, PA.
Note: Final Report