ERIC Number: ED174856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Affecting Work Attitudes, Work Habits, and Employability Skills of the Rural Vocational Learner. Final Report.
Based on a survey of seventeen Kentucky industries which revealed common problems of the rural worker, this project attempted (1) to design and field test a vocational development program that will increase the knowledge base concerning the economics of industry in the rural vocational student and (2) to design and field test a curriculum component that will affect the employability skills, the work attitudes, and habits of the rural learner in an industrial setting. A research and control group each contained ten secondary students, ten high school dropouts enrolled in a Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) Industrial Training Project, and ten postsecondary students employed in industry. Two pretest and posttest instruments dealing with developing a vocational plan, work habits, the economics of industry, and fifteen work values areas were administered. The research group participated in classroom training on vocational planning, work habits, and the economics of industry. Posttest findings indicated that the factory workers increased in the areas of maturity, security, and supervisory relations. Among the CETA students improvements were made in all fifteen areas of creativity and economic return, and intellectual stimulations. (The locally developed survey instrument and pretest-posttest comparison charts are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Board of Education, Mount Sterling, KY.
Identifiers: Employability Skills; Work Values Inventory