ERIC Number: ED042117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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A Study of Impact and Effectiveness of the Comprehensive Manpower Project of Cleveland (AIM-JOBS). Vol 1, Summary Vol 2, Technical Report. Vol 3, Appendices.
Allerhand, Melvin F.; And Others
This study investigated AIM-JOBS effectiveness in placing disadvantaged, unemployed Cleveland, Ohio, adults and youth in meaningful jobs; ways in which it might improve its effectiveness; and implications of the first 18 months for other comprehensive employment programs. Data on the 1,865 participants were gathered at the beginning and end of orientation, and again six months after placement on the job. A questionnaire measured aspects of motivation, work related attitudes, self-concept, and conception of work. Biographical and demographic data came from AIM-JOBS files. Major findings included these: (1) work attitudes showed no significant change; (2) initial attitides and participant characteristics failed to predict job success; (3) long prior unemployment was directly related to inability to maintain steady employment or training program attendance; (4) participants' views of the work climate (largely negative) were unrelated to supervisory ratings; (5) participants rated less reliable tended to stay on the job longer than those rated higher; (6) supervisors rated participants equal to other employees in competence, sociability, and effort, but lower on reliability; (7) 47% of all participants remained in jobs, training, remedial education, or work/training programs the full six months. (LY)
Descriptors: Attendance, Attitude Change, Bibliographies, Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Inner City, Job Placement, Motivation, Participant Characteristics, Persistence, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Vocational Followup, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-190-037, PB-190-038, PB-190-039, each priced at MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers: Ohio (Cleveland)