ERIC Number: ED040320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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Disadvantaged Youth Approaching the World of Work; A Study of NYC Enrollees in New York City.
Mandell, Wallace; And Others
The central question of this research pertained to the degree to which Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) enrollees, NYC personnel, and potential employers shared a common frame of reference, and held similar views regarding the transactions involved in entering the world of work. This was studied by an examination of the work related perceptions of NYC enrollees, their work experience supervisors, and employers. The negotiating process itself during employment interviews was studied. Data on this bargaining session were gathered to include five major components. Results of the study presented a picture of youth frightened by the prospects of entering the world of work. They viewed the world of work as extremely demanding, and saw themselves as essentially unprepared for these demands. Employers and supervisors took the position that, although young people are unprepared, little preparation is needed. The NYC enrollees believed preparation is needed. (Authors/LY)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior, Blacks, Disadvantaged Youth, Employer Attitudes, Employment Problems, Employment Qualifications, Federal Programs, Interviews, Investigations, Job Training, Prevocational Education, Program Evaluation, Puerto Ricans, Urban Areas, Whites
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-189-015, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wakoff Research Center, Staten Island, NY.
Identifiers: Neighborhood Youth Corps