ERIC Number: ED164982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Life Skills for Job Success. Research Report.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Div. of Career and Continuing Education.
To develop a competency-based program, a study was done to identify important life skill competencies needed for job success. Educational constituents concerned with vocational education (students, educators, and community members) rated a set of 138 competencies in six life skill areas: citizenship, consumerism, health, home and family, leisure, and work. Each competency was rated on a scale from one to four, the most important to least important for job success. The 289 participants were identified by role, age, subject area, ethnicity, sex, and school location. Data were analyzed, and overall group and subcategory ratings were translated into a rank order of competencies. It was found that highly rated competencies were generally the same among the overall group and categories. Survey results were used to develop a list of twenty-four highly-rated competencies to be used in the development of competency-based instructional modules. The top three competencies were interpersonal relations on the job, evaluation of job performance, and job interview. (Among the appendixes are the competency list, the competency rating survey, demographic variables of participants, results disseminated to participants, and tables of rank orders of competency ratings.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Citizen Role, Competency Based Education, Consumer Economics, Daily Living Skills, Educational Needs, Employment, Employment Interviews, Employment Qualifications, Health, Home Management, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Job Training, Leisure Time, Rating Scales, Success, Surveys, Task Performance, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Div. of Career and Continuing Education.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems