ERIC Number: ED222310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Employment Opportunities, Job Satisfaction, and Migration Among Young Adults From Nonmetropolitan Washington. Bulletin 873.
West, Donald A.; Price, Dorothy Z.
The study evaluates employment opportunities, job satisfaction, and migration among young Washington adults. Results were based on data collected in a 1973 mail survey of members of high school classes graduating in 1965 or 1966 (N=1059) from rural schools throughout the state. A follow-up survey of the migrating portion of the sample takes a closer look at their expectations, perceived benefits, and costs of moving. Using occupation, earnings, and place of work as career attainment measures, the study shows that the young adults were successful in their movement into responsible positions. Among the findings, when compared to a 1970 study of young adults 25-35 within the U.S., were that: relatively high proportions of both men and women entered professional occupations; substantial proportions of the men had blue collar jobs; and employed men's salaries were slightly lower and women's salaries slightly higher than the U.S. averages. Additionally, findings reveal that: rural areas provided jobs for roughly four-fifths of the men and two-thirds of the women; two-thirds of both sexes had some college training; respondents had not experienced desired amounts of satisfaction from their jobs at the higher need levels; and geographic mobility generally fulfilled migrants' expectations. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Agriculture.