ERIC Number: ED024989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
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Motivation for Mental Health Careers. Career Motivation Study and Recruitment Project Report Number One.
Kentucky Mental Health Manpower Commission, Louisville.
The Manpower Commission's Career Motivation Study and Recruitment Project was designed to implement and evaluate some specific methods of exposing high school students to career opportunities in mental health. School areas chosen for the study were 23 rural-urban units in 11 Kentucky counties with access to mental health facilities. The study was designed to motivate young people to enter mental health careers by stimulating activities which could be introduced at little cost into the school or community. While definite predictions and specific recommendations cannot be presented at this time (follow-up data is still being collected), several observations can be noted. First, there was significant student interest in mental health programs and careers. Second, it was felt that those persons from whom young people seek vocational information should be the targets of career promotional activities. Third, mental health programs must make a concentrated effort to provide more useable career information. A fourth point to note is that the study's workshops and student summer experience programs were essential and successful aspects of the project. Finally, the staff feels that the mechanism for implementing study recommendations is already functioning in many localities through community mental health programs. (CJ)
Kentucky Mental Health Manpower Commission, 7320 LaGrange Road, Louisville, Kentucky
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Mental Health Manpower Commission, Louisville.