ERIC Number: ED235740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Factors Related to the Postbaccalaureate Careers of Black Graduates of Selected Four-Year Institutions in Alabama.
Johnson, Rhoda Barge
Career attainment levels of black college graduates and predictors of career attainment were studied. Attention was directed to the effect of college control (public/private), college racial composition (traditionally black institutions--TBI and predominantly white institutions--PWI), college grade average, and parents' socioeconomic status on educational attainment, occupational status income level, and job satisfaction. Questionnaires were administered to 210 black graduates from selected four-year Alabama institutions. Multivariate techniques were employed to determine the amount of variance in career attainment that was attributable to the characteristics of the graduates and the institutions they attended. Findings include the following: the reputation of the institution was rated as very important; a large majority of graduates reported that they were employed as professionals, technical workers, or administrators; private PWI graduates were more likely to have jobs with higher occupational status scores, while private TBI graduates were more likely to earn higher incomes; and the first jobs with the highest status and income levels were likely to go to graduates with the highest overall grade point averages. A literature review, questionnaire, and bibliography are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Blacks, College Graduates, Education, Educational Attainment, Employment Level, Family Characteristics, Grade Point Average, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Income, Job Satisfaction, Predictor Variables, Private Colleges, Reputation, State Colleges, Vocational Followup
Southern Education Foundation, 811 Cypress Street, Atlanta, GA 30308 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.