ERIC Number: ED038502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Certain Characteristics Which Have Predictive Value for Vocational Adjustment in a Rehabilitation Workshop.
Hoskins, John Emmett
The relationship between vocational success, as determined by a panel of judges, and the personnel and psychological information available on each employee, was studied in an effort to identify those characteristics which are reasonable valid predictors of individual success in the rehabilitation process. The sample consisted of 216 males and 130 females representing 20 of the possible 27 disability classifications established by Goodwill Industries of America for reporting purposes. The characteristics under study were educational background, social and cultural background, psychological characteristics and physical characteristics. It was found that the measures of intelligence and personality, using standardized instruments, were useful; however, personnel information obtained from the standard form of many Goodwill Industries does not elicit significant information upon which to make a prediction of success or failure. (CH)
Descriptors: Educational Background, Individual Characteristics, Occupational Information, Physical Characteristics, Predictive Validity, Psychological Characteristics, Questionnaires, Socioeconomic Background, Success, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workshops
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, Detroit, Mich.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, MI.; Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Dept. of Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation.