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ERIC Number: ED167727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Affective Work Competencies, Phase II. Final Report.
Beach, David P.
Phase II of a two-part project, this study was conducted in Missouri to develop a quantitative competency matrix for each of the vocational and technical education service areas represented in Missouri. (A description of both phases of the project appears in CE 018 918.) After a literature search identified the affective work competencies desired by industry and education, an Affective Work Competency Inventory (AWCI) was developed to measure them. Since desired worker competencies vary among different occupations, it was necessary to design a quantitative competency matrix for the twenty-four distinct occupational clusters that exist in Missouri. (Each of these occupational clusters is a component in one of the six vocational service areas.) Nine thousand inventories were printed and administered to workers, supervisors, teachers, and students, representing the twenty-four clusters. Following an analysis of the Inventory's results, it was determined that AWCI scores did differentiate among the occupational clusters. Recommendations for effective use of this data include the following: (1) development of curriculum materials to instruct students in affective work competencies; (2) conduct of experimental programs to determine which teaching methods are effective and to what degree students retain the competencies they acquire; and (3) provision of teacher education programs and inservice workshops to acquaint vocational education teachers with effective methods for teaching the competencies to their students. (Attachments show the occupational matrix and the cluster-occupational index of competency magnitudes.) (ELG)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Affective Objectives, Differences, Educational Objectives, Employee Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Individual Characteristics, Job Skills, Laborers, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Research Needs, Research Reports, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Supervisors, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document see CE 018 918