ERIC Number: ED056067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Development of Guidance Measures for Youth-Work Training Program Enrollees Phase I: Measurement of Program Objectives and the Development of Criteria. Final Report.
Freeberg, Norman E.; Reilly, Richard R.
Rationally defined outcome variables, for use in evaluating youth-work training programs, were incorporated in questionnaires administered to present and former Neighborhood Youth Corp enrollees and analyzed to determine their suitability as criterion measures. Using a factor analytic technique, empirically defined clusters were obtained for immediately available outcomes and longer-term outcomes. The most logical groups of criteria were found for those former enrollees who had full-time employment experience. Relatively clear patterns of job-oriented capability and success were dominant as were two separate factors bearing on personal adjustment to the job and to the community. Some descriptive highlights concerning the vocational behaviors of former trainees are presented and future research needs for better definition and understanding of program objectives are discussed. For the six rating instruments used in the study, see TM 000 866-871. (Author/AG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Neighborhood Youth Corps; Program Objectives