ERIC Number: ED043329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Differential Attitudes and Practices Relative to Minority Groups as Evidenced by College and Community Experiences.
Baldwin, Evanell K.
To investigate the basic goal of the junior college as the preparation of students for future employment, especially for minority experiences, this study was conducted at three San Diego community-junior colleges. Data for the investigation were provided by graduates who answered two questionnaires: the first, after their graduation with an AA, AS, or Certificate of Proficiency in June 1968, and the second , a year later. From these two questionnaires, data concerning attitudinal shifts, job changes, and employment and persistence ratios were collected. The Chi-square test for significant differences failed to reveal any at the .05 level between minority, nonminority groups, or individual ethnic groups on: (1) rate of employment, (2) rate of employment in jobs related to the college programs completed, or (3) number of students who changed jobs during their first year of employment. Apparently, the local community's employment practices showed no evidence of differential treatment. This test also indicated no significant differences between ethnic groups in mean beginning salaries or attitude toward college atmosphere, counselors, courses, instruction, or instructors. Another indication of the colleges' success was the fact that 92 per cent of their graduates in this sample were employed full-time. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California