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ERIC Number: ED046568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 152
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A Study of Selected Factors Associated with Participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Employment Assistance Program on a Dakota Indian Reservation in the Northern Great Plains.
Faas, Daniel Gregory
The central problem under analysis in this 1970 thesis relates to (1) characteristics which tend to be associated with participants in the Employment Assistance Program sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and (2) what influences participation might have on certain socioeconomic variables: attitude toward earning a living, attitude toward the BIA Employment Assistance Program, percentage of time employed, monthly earned gross income, and present employment status. Factors considered were age, gender, blood quantum, education, marital status, number of dependents, and religious affiliation. Data were collected from 48 participants in the BIA program through interview schedules and case records from the Standing Rock Reservation. Composite descriptions of 3 types of participants were obtained: the participant most likely to have chosen adult vocational training or direct employment services and the participant most likely to have completed or failed to complete program services. It was also determined that a significant difference existed between length of service-placement and service-termination of participants and their monthly earned gross income. Limitations to the study included nonrandom selection of respondents, small sample size, and unavailability of many of the 93 potential respondents. (AN)
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