ERIC Number: ED054307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-10
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Low-Wage Workers and Their Response to High Intensity Training. Volume I: Final Report.
Davis, Earl E.
The intent of this study was to describe low-wage, low-skill workers within the context of their work environment and to develop techniques to measure the effects of Skill Advancement's skill training program on the participants. Due to the lack of research findings in this area, these research efforts were somewhat exploratory in nature, particularly during the first year of the project. The statistical technique used in this procedure was analysis of variance and the experimental design was the Solomon Four-Group Design. A pilot study was also conducted relating to the question of pretest variables as predictors of later training success on the job. Factor analysis was the technique applied for studying predictive validity. This report is divided into three volumes. This document is Volume I, which presents information on data collection procedures, methods and results, and a summary. Volume II contains 12 statistical tables, which include data on job search behavior, factor analysis, and analysis of variance, and is available as VT 010 819. Volume III, a modified employee interview schedule and supervisor interview schedule, as available as VT 010 820. (Author/BC)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Special Manpower Programs.
Authoring Institution: Skill Advancement, Inc., New York, NY.