ERIC Number: ED199569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Development of an Instructional Model for Helping Youth Acquire Necessary Work Habits, Attitudes, or Values.
Beach, David P.
The goal of a project was to develop an instructional model and guidance system for helping economically disadvantaged youth more effectively prepare for successful employment. Critical affective work competencies (Neat/Orderly/Personal Appearance/Manner and Pleasant/Friendly/Cheerful) were identified from data collected during a pilot administration of the Affective Work Competencies Inventory (AWCI). After review of possible instructional procedures and analysis of the projects' participants, an individualized training format was selected. A profile-feedback system was designed, prepared, and utilized to provide inventory results and guidance information for each of the project's participating youth and counselors. Of the seven Comprehensive Employment and Training Act sites participating in the study, three were randomly selected to utilize the Pleasant/Friendly/Cheerful module and three were selected to use the Neat/Orderly/Personal Appearance/Manner training module. The remaining site was the experimental control group. For a post-test, the AWCI was administered to 126 project participants. The immediate achievement effect for youth utilizing the modules was statistically significant. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Affective Work Competencies Inventory; Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference (4th, Philadelphia, PA, March 1981).