ERIC Number: ED230673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Transition from School to Work.
West, Michael; Newton, Peggy
A study examined the school-to-work transition of a group of 16-year-olds from two mining communities in Nottinghamshire, England. During the study, the 174 school leavers were interviewed within 6 months prior to their leaving school. Nine months later, 103 of the original 174 youths were interviewed again. Finally, the youths were asked to complete a short questionnaire approximately 2.5 years after beginning their working lives. A total of 154 of the original respondents returned the questionnaire. Included among the topics covered during the various interviews were the following: the youths' attitudes toward school and their teachers, occupational choice, means of finding jobs and sources of help, aims and attainments, entry into work, work attitudes, attitudes toward their supervisors, career changes, and school-to-work transitions. Those adolescents who attended the school with academic streaming had significantly more positive attitudes toward school and their teachers and significantly more negative attitudes toward their jobs than did their counterparts from the school that does not have academic streaming. While the adolescent girls in the study appeared to like school more than did their male counterparts, they were less happy at work, less apt to be considering promotion, and lower paid. (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Change, Career Choice, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Job Search Methods, Occupational Aspiration, School Attitudes, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Work Attitudes, Youth Employment
Nichols Publishing Co., P.O. Box 96, New York, NY 10024.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: England (Nottinghamshire)