ERIC Number: ED054073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Work Needs of Prospective Teachers-In-Training by an Analysis of the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire. Final Report.
Gingrich, Douglas D.
This study was designed to determine and compare the vocational needs of junior and senior male and female teacher education students at Stout State University. It investigated 21 hypotheses as measured by the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire using a sample of 94 students. The variables on the questionnaire were recast in the form of null hypotheses for statistical testing, and a chi-squared was used on each hypothesis. The conclusions showed that both male and female subjects considered ability utilization, achievement, creativity, social service, responsibility, and advancement the most important vocational needs. Males and females differed significantly in their reaction to activity, advancement, authority, co-worker, independence, moral values, recognition, responsibility, security, social service, and social status variables. They did not differ significantly on vocational needs, ability utilization, achievement, company policies and practices, compensation, creativity, supervision and human relations, technical supervision, variety, and working conditions. It is recommended that this study be used by vocational guidance counselors, higher education instructional staff, and prospective teachers, and that further research be carried out on the variables affecting responsiveness together with a follow-up investigation. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.
Identifiers: Minnesota Importance Questionnaire