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ERIC Number: ED072247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 74
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A Follow-Up Study of the 1962-1966 James Wood High School Industrial Cooperative Training Program.
Workman, Glenn O.
In this descriptive followup study, which was designed to determine the relationship of test scores and training-related variables to occupational persistence, questionnaires were mailed to 80 former students and personnel folders from the training program were examined. A multiple regression and correlation analysis was used to analyze the relationship of occupational persistence and: (1) test scores from the Kuder Interest Test, the Differential Aptitude Test, and the General Aptitude Test Battery, (2) students' employer ratings, (3) daily work reports, and (4) classroom study records. A significant result of this study was that 73 percent of the civilian graduates were working in related occupations 3 to 6 years following graduation. The correlations of the test scores and training related variables to the criterion variable (occupational persistence) were low, and the relatively small amount of variance in the criterion did not imply precise relationships. However, this study seems to indicate that it may be possible to describe certain characteristics of industrial cooperative students and their training that are related to occupational persistence. (Author/SB)
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