ERIC Number: ED203045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Modification of the Affective Work Competencies Inventory for Use with Vocational Students.
Beach, David P.
A project was conducted to determine whether a vocational student's version of the Affective Work Competencies Inventory could be prepared to measure the psychological constructs of values, habits, and attitudes. A revised inventory was developed and administered to 194 students in eight selected programs at Toledo vocational high schools (data processing, food service, retailing, animal care, horticulture, stenography, auto mechanics, and machinists). In addition, students' instructors provided evaluative data about each student. Student scores on the revised instrument were compared to teacher evaluations. Next, students were provided with feedback in the form of computer printouts on the levels of affective characteristics that both they and successful workers possessed. Finally, an evaluation instrument was administered to respondents to obtain information on the perceived usefulness and effectiveness of the instrument and feedback system. Data analysis revealed significant correlations for eight of the ten affective competency clusters investigated, and students believed that the inventory and feedback provided were helpful and informative. Recommendations called for research on the inventory as a placement tool and development of accompanying instructional materials. (Related studies on a work competencies guidance/instruction system; affective work competencies; and necessary work values, habits, and attitudes are available separately through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Affective Work Competencies Inventory; Ohio (Toledo)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association (4th, Philadelphia, PA, March 1981). Appendix A will not reproduce well due to light, broken print. For related documents see CE 028 557, ED 167 727-728, and ED 183 932.