ERIC Number: ED066582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of In-School Success Criteria for Vocational-Technical Students.
O'Reilly, Patrick A.
To further understanding of the vocational development process, this study examined the relationship among various measures of in-school success and investigated their relationship to selected student characteristic variables. The sample consisted of 109 vocational students for the 10th grade phase and 105 of the same students for the 11th grade phase. The dependent variables (measures of success) were grade point average (GPA) for Grades 10 and 11, shop grades for Grades 10 and 11, and Ohio Trade and Industrial Achievement Test (OTAT) raw scores, while independent variables consisted of: (1) ability as measured by selected scales of the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), (2) occupational values as measured by four scales of the Occupational Values Inventory (OVI), and (3) vocational maturity as measured by the Vocational Development Inventory (VDI). Analysis by means of Pearson product moment correlations and multiple regression analysis yielded these findings: (1) Grade 11 GPA was found to be most predictable and OTAT least predictable of school success, (2) Verbal aptitude, numerical aptitude, vocational maturity, and value of salary seem to be the most useful of student characteristics used in predicting the measures of success, and (3) Grade 10 shop grade is the only success measure in which manipulative abilities are important predictors. Implications are discussed. (SB)
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Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.