ERIC Number: ED070813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Relationships Among Selected Occupational Experience Programs in Secondary Schools--A Mini-Grant Research Project Presented to the Tennessee Research Coordinating Unit: 1972-1973.
Todd, John D.
This study was conducted to determine whether high school vocational students who participate in different patterns of occupational experience exhibit differences in job satisfaction, school attendance, school achievement, and attitude toward preparation for work. Data were collected from school records and by administering Hoppock's Job Satisfaction Blank, an attitudinal inventory, and questionnaire to a stratified random sample of 250 students representing five vocational fields. Students who had received different occupational experiences did not differ significantly in relation to school achievement and attendance, job satisfaction, and attitude toward preparation for work. Differences did exist with attitudinal statements that dealt primarily with relevancy of courses toward preparing for employment and occupational choices. Students who resided in large metropolitan areas had a more unfavorable attitude toward preparation for work than those who lived in smaller communities, and students enrolled in their first year of vocational education did not have as favorable an attitude toward preparation for work as those who had been enrolled for two, three, or four years. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.; Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Coll. of Education.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit.