ERIC Number: ED248928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine Whether There Is an Improvement in Attitude in Students Involved in Cooperative Education Programs.
Testa, Donna M.
A study was conducted at Herkimer County Community College to determine whether a 40-hour work study experience affected the work attitudes of secretarial science students. The study population consisted of a group of June 1984 secretarial science degree candidates who had not yet participated in the work study program, and a group of 1982 and 1983 program graduates who had completed the cooperative education experience. A questionnaire was mailed to both groups to discern attitudes regarding employer-employee relationships; working conditions; employee aspirations, responsibility, welfare, social sensitivity, interpersonal relationships, and initiative; and ethical relationships. Based on responses from 60% of the students surveyed, study findings revealed that following the work study experience there seemed to be significant improvements in the areas of "working well with supervisors regardless of their personalities and ages,""accepting constructive criticism from supervisors and fellow employees,""dependable to follow a job through to its completion,""making decisions on your own,""dressing properly,""being concerned about the welfare of other employees,""avoid being self-centered,""tactfulness,""getting along with fellow employees,""accepting inexperienced workers," and "going ahead with a task without being told to do so." The study report includes a literature review and the questionnaire. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Herkimer County Community College NY
Note: Master's Degree Thesis, State University of New York, Oswego.