ERIC Number: ED067510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
National Study of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Workers, Work, and Organizational Contexts. Research Report No. 1: Overview Study of the Dynamics of Worker Job Mobility.
Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The goals of this study were to review what is known about worker job mobility in the social welfare and rehabilitation services fields, to organize this knowledge, and to suggest improvements in career design and employee management in these fields. To supplement the review of research and theoretical literature, two sets of personal interviews were conducted. First, the "expert informants" interviews with 28 educators, public officials, and agency directors collected data on impressions of and experiences with worker job mobility. Second, the "critical incidents" interviews with 40 direct service workers and first-line supervisors concerned their job entry factors and incidents when they changed jobs or contemplated job changes. Recommendations for action drawn from the literature and from the limited field investigation are presented in relation to initial job entry, job turnover, and internal mobility. The first publication in this national study is available as ED 057 198. (MF)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Employment Opportunities, Interviews, Job Satisfaction, Labor Needs, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Mobility, Organizational Climate, Rehabilitation, Social Welfare, Social Workers, Work Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (1760-0104, $1.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.