ERIC Number: ED205532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Development of an Affective Work Competencies Testing Program.
Beach, David P.
The lack of communication between educators and employers concerning the characteristics of a successful worker is explored. The need for a stronger emphasis on positive affective work competencies (work values, habits, and attitudes) is demonstrated. The failure of many educators to help their students develop proper work habits and attitudes is discussed and the general unavailability of appropriate materials and training procedures is considered a factor in this regard. A summary of preliminary investigations conducted to identify, define, and measure various affective work competencies (AWC's) is given. The development of pilot affective learning modules and testing procedures is described, and the results are explained. Recommendations to improve the utilization of AWC's are outlined. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Employee Attitudes, Measurement Techniques, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Rating Scales, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Testing Programs, Values, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Affective Work Competencies Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (4th, Philadelphia, PA, March 1981).