ERIC Number: ED373290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Career Maturity of Welfare Recipients.
Beckman, Carol M.
To investigate the career maturity of welfare recipients, this thesis examines six independent variables: (1) race; (2) sex; (3) age; (4) level of formal education; (5) general intelligence; and (6) locus of control. Scales taken from the Career Maturity Inventory served as the dependent variables. The sample consisted of 83 welfare recipients who were eligible for the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program in a midwestern state. Of the 100 comparisons that were made, 30 were for main effects and 70 were for interactions. Results for the main effects indicate that individuals who possess an internal locus of control are more mature in decisiveness and orientation, that females are more mature in involvement than males, and that individuals with general intelligence (91 to 100) are more mature in compromise. As for the significant interactions, findings revealed the following positive correlations: (1) formal education, general intelligence, and locus of control with Involvement; (2) formal education and age with Decisiveness; (3) race, sex, and general intelligence with Independence; and (4) race and sex with Orientation. Five tables and three figures offer statistical summaries. (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Maturity Inventory (Crites); Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program
Note: Master of Science Thesis, Fort Hays State University.