ERIC Number: ED030067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Study of Values in a Training Experience.
Clarey, Richard Joseph
This study attempted to test, and in some instances develop, measures of values in a manpower training experience. An inquiry was made into the construct validity of measures of risk taking, time perspective, interpersonal trust, and fatalism. Factor analysis was used as a device for partly assessing the construct validity of a questionnaire by examining individual scales. Investigations were also made of the instrument's predictive validity and potential for evaluating training programs. Specific results included the following: (1) risk taking, time perspective, trust, and fatalism were related but distinct concepts in the group studied; (2) associations between risk taking and time perspective (positive), risk taking and fatalism (negative), and fatalism and time perspective (negative) were significant only with program dropouts; (3) risk taking, time perspective, trust, and fatalism failed to predict dropouts and completers; (4) trust was negatively related to risk taking and fatalism among male completers; (5) in respect to risk taking, completers did not switch significantly from a preference for extreme odds to a preference for moderate odds. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adult Dropouts, Analysis of Variance, Doctoral Dissertations, Factor Analysis, Federal Programs, Interpersonal Relationship, Investigations, Job Training, Measurement Instruments, Negative Attitudes, Persistence, Predictive Validity, Questionnaires, Risk, Time Perspective, Trainees, Values
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-9435, MF. $3.00, Xerography $7.20).
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.