ERIC Number: ED252264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Affective Work Competencies in Postsecondary Occupational Education: A Feasibility Study.
Fadale, LaVerna M.; Winter, Gene M.
This report describes the methods and findings of a study of the attitudes, values, and habits required for successful employment in technical-level positions. Part I describes the purpose and procedures of the study which sought to determine the feasibility of using the Affective Work Competencies Inventory (AWCI) to measure the affective competency of employed graduates from postsecondary institutions; and to determine employer attitudes regarding the skills and characteristics most important to successful employment. Part II begins by describing the modifications made to the AWCI to increase its applicability at the postsecondary level, and then discusses a pilot test of the instrument with a group of technicians as the primary data source, and offers conclusions about the reliability and usefulness of the AWCI. Next, findings are presented from a survey of 250 New York State employers which sought information on respondent/firm characteristics; the affective competencies related to success in hiring, retention, and promotion; and perceptions of recent hirees. Part III offers a concluding summary and discussion of implications. Appendices provide the AWCI in its original and modified forms and the employer survey form. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Identifiers: New York