ERIC Number: ED047122
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Publication Date: 1968
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A Socio-Economic Study of Vocational-Technical Education Students.
Von Stroh, Gordon E.
To isolate certain socioeconomic and academic characteristics of postsecondary vocational and technical education graduates and dropouts, which should enable students to receive more effective counseling and training, 210 graduates of Oklahoma State Tech were sent questionnaires before and after graduation. Questionnaires were returned by 187 prior to graduation and 153 after graduation. In addition, the student file of 223 dropouts was examined. The majority of the graduates and dropouts were male Caucasians, had a mean age at matriculation of 22-23 years, and were from rural Oklahoma areas. Of the jobs held by graduates at graduation, 51.1 percent were found through the school, while other important methods were the state employment service, friends and relatives, and direct application. Graduates employed out-of-state received higher monthly incomes than those employed in the state. The educational attainment of parents appeared to have an effect on whether or not their children sought higher education. This Ph.D. dissertation was submitted to the University of Oklahoma. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Doctoral Dissertations, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Socioeconomic Background, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Characteristics, Vocational Education
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