ERIC Number: ED038612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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A Case Study in Observational Measurement of Behavioral Factors Associated with Increased Employability of Out of School Neighborhood Youth Corps Enrollees.
Sykes, Richard E.; And Others
Conducted during 1968, this study was primarily concerned with whether Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) enrollees became any more employable as a result of their work experience. It was also concerned with factors that induce enrollees to remain in NYC or to leave it. The study pioneered in a method of quantitative observation of enrollees and work groups in field situations. Enrollees in 88 work groups were observed on a random time sample basis more than 300 hours. Consequently the study is based on what enrollees and work groups actually did and said and how this affected enrollees during this time in NYC. The study provided the first testing ground for a new invention in the area of peripheral computer equipment, the Minnesota interaction data coding and reduction system. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior Change, Computers, Data Processing, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment, Factor Analysis, Interaction, Measurement Techniques, Observation, Out of School Youth, Persistence, Work Experience Programs, Youth Programs
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-189-034, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Identifiers: Neighborhood Youth Corps
Note: Final report, January-May, July-September 1968