ERIC Number: ED171500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Professionals: Their Availability in North Carolina Communities. Progress Report 68.
Sawhney, M. Mohan; And Others
Leaders in 446 communities throughout North Carolina answered questionnaires designed to determine the perceived need for trained personnel in their communities. The leaders described the availability of 33 professional/occupational categories as "serious shortage", "minor shortage", "sufficient", "oversupply", or "none needed/none available". The majority of leaders agreed on sufficient availability in 23 professional/occupational categories and shortages in 8 categories: physicians, dentists, nurses, veterinarians, home appliance repairmen, health technicians, plumbers, and qualified people for law enforcement positions. Analysis of degree of shortage and community size revealed that when shortages existed, they were especially critical in small communities; when professional/ occupational categories were not in short supply, patterns of availability varied with occupational type and community size. Factor analysis using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences indicated that in North Carolina professionals in medical fields are most difficult to find and in shortest supply. The study clarifies the need for effective means of attracting professional and semi-professional personnel to non-urban communities throughout the state. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Carolina