ERIC Number: ED229694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-27
Reference Count: 0
A Competency Oriented Small Group Intervention: Older Worker Job Club.
Older job seekers are more likely than younger individuals to discontinue their search efforts because of the frustration inherent in job finding. Because of its ability to effectively increase job placement among other groups, due in part to the support and tangible assistance available in its small group format, a job club program was developed for older job seekers, with the intent of fostering effective and persistent job seeking. Persons requesting assistance (N=48) were randomly assigned to the job club or a control group; each job seeker was assessed four times at four week intervals. Data analyses showed that at the 12-week follow up 74% of job club participants were employed compared to 22% of the control group. The job club was significantly superior to the control condition on variables of income and hours worked. There appears to be strong support for concluding that the job club program's effects are influenced by the support and help generated within the small group of job seekers. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Job Club
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).