ERIC Number: ED036626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Problems in the Transition from School to Work as Perceived by Youth Opportunity Center Counselors. A National Survey. Final Report. Research Series No. 53.
Eggeman, Donald F.; And Others
Questionnaires concerning major problems facing youth in the transition from school to work were mailed to all counselors at the 167 Youth Opportunity Centers (YOC) of the U.S. Employment Service. Data were obtained from usable returns by 763 (59 percent) counselors. The problems were categorized into nine major categories (job preparation, personality variables, vocational behavior, school programs, discriminatory factors, family background, community factors, factors inherent in job, and military obligation), and 50 sub-categories. Problems enumerated by YOC counselors and by a purposive sample of vocational educators (Garbin, et al., 1967) have a correlation of .61 (Spearman) which increases the probability that these are real problems facing youth. Counselors recommended that schools provide better occupational information, more vocational guidance, and additional courses teaching basic prevocational skills. Other reports in this series are available as ED 016 811, ED 021 070, and ED 032 430. (CH)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Bibliographies, Career Guidance, Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Educational Media, Employment, Instructional Materials, Job Training, Personality Problems, Questionnaires, School Role, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Adjustment, Youth Employment, Youth Problems
The Center for Vocational and Technical Education, The Ohio State University, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.