ERIC Number: ED065685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Vocational Interests of Disadvantaged Cooperative Occupational Experience Students.
Omvig, Clayton P.; And Others
This study was a two-dimensional research design to determine vocational interests of Grade 10 Fayette County students. In an experimental group of 42 Cooperative Occupational Experience (COE) students from four schools, only the Ohio Vocational Interest Survey (OVIS) was used to measure student vocational interests. In a control group of 39 non-COE students, three instruments were used to gather data. To determine the relationship between vocational interests and student variables, to analyze the effect on the COE classes by pre- and post-testing, and to examine to what extent available vocational courses matched student interests, data were summarized or analyzed statistically and presented in 43 tables. After discussion of the results, it was recommended that the OVIS be used to guide these service-oriented students, that career exploration be encouraged, and that student variables be studied further in relationship to vocational interests. Although the Lexington area offers adequate vocational preparation programs, high interest in some fields indicates possibilities for additional innovative training programs. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky