ERIC Number: ED167728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Necessary Work Values, Habits, and Attitudes: A Final Report.
Beach, David P.; And Others
A two-phase study was conducted to determine the habits, attitudes, and values that industry and education consider desirable and important for workers. In phase I a computer search revealed sixty-three such affective work competencies which were then categorized into fifteen clusters. To objectively quantify each of the clusters, an evaluation instrument named the Affective Work Competencies Inventory (AWCI) was developed, which measured the behavior or performances of students and workers for each cluster. In phase II (which is described in greater detail in CE 018 917) an occupational matrix was developed to properly use the Inventory in relation to different vocational and technical occupations. Nine thousand inventories were printed and administered to students, workers, teachers, and supervisors in Missouri. It was found that mean composite AWCI scores for (1) vocational students were greater than for academic students; (2) workers were greater than for vocational students; (3) occupational areas significantly differed; (4) female workers were significantly higher than for male workers; and (5) teachers, supervisors, and workers differed. Recommendations for effective use of this data include the development of curriculum materials to instruct students in affective work competencies, and the conduct of experimental programs to determine which teaching methods are effective and to what degree students retain the competencies they acquire. (The appendix contains a sample AWCI form.) (ELG)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Affective Objectives, Differences, Educational Objectives, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Individual Characteristics, Job Skills, Laborers, Literature Reviews, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Research Needs, Research Projects, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Supervisors, Teacher Education, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Values, 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 018 917