ERIC Number: ED163178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
40 Million Americans in Career Transition. The Need for Information. (Final Report).
Arbeiter, Solomon; And Others
Interviews were conducted with a sample of 400 nonstudent, in-transition adults to identify their career information and education needs, their reasons for being in-transition, and their personal and demographic characteristics. In-transition was defined as either undergoing or anticipating job or career changes. Over forty million Americans (36% of the population) were projected to be in career transition. Interviews with adults, sixteen to sixty-five, reveal that those in transition are predominantly female, white, and between twenty and thirty-nine years old. Typically married with one to three children, they have an annual family income of $10,000 or more. Half of the in-transition adults have completed some postsecondary schooling, and most are employed full-time, with males more likely to be employed than females. Financial need is cited as a prime motivator. Sixty percent plan to seek additional education to enter new fields or advance in their present field. Adults in transition want career services of all types, primarily information services. Most do not know about community agencies offering career help. They prefer one-to-one career services with an experienced professional; their ideal career center would offer services at a local school or college on weekday evenings. With the exception of age, not-in-transition and in-transition adults have similar personal characteristics. (CSS)
Descriptors: Adults, Age, Blacks, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Educational Background, Educational Planning, Employment Services, Family Income, Females, Information Services, Interviews, Job Placement, Job Satisfaction, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Males, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Occupational Mobility, Promotion (Occupational), School Counseling, Services, Whites, Work Experience
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Education and Work Group.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies in Education, New York, NY.; College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers: United States
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