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ERIC Number: ED044532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 186
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Factors Affecting the Employability of Vocational Bookkeeping Students.
Luxner, Lois Ann
To identify factors which affect the entry-level employability of high school vocational bookkeeping students, the study conducted: (1) a followup of vocational bookkeeping graduates, (2) a business and industry survey, and (3) help-wanted advertisement analysis. Data were collected for each of these areas from the entire population of 107 vocational bookkeeping students who graduated from eight Pittsburgh high schools in June 1969, and from samples of business firms and help-wanted advertisements. Major findings based on information obtained through six instruments constructed for this project, as well as through interviews, revealed that: (1) only 6.7 percent of the 89 graduates available for employment actually secured entry level employment in bookkeeping positions, and (2) an additional 18 percent were employed in office positions in which at least 25 percent of their time was devoted to bookkeeping tasks. Since it was found that the 2 years of high school bookkeeping do not meet job requirements for account clerks or for accountants, deferment of accounting career preparation to the post-graduate level was recommended. This Ph.D. dissertation was submitted to The University of Pittsburgh. (Author/JS)
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