ERIC Number: ED076164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Youth and the Meaning of Work.
Gottlieb, David; And Others
The present study sought to provide data that will contribute to an understanding of how a select group of graduating college seniors perceive and feel about work. The sample was composed of 1,860 male and female members of the class of 1972 at 5 colleges in Pennsylvania. The vast majority of the seniors expressed favorable attitudes toward work and see it as a critical and necessary part of adult life. The data suggest the work ethic is neither dead nor dying; rather a work ethic is emerging that places a much greater demand on work while at the same time de-emphasizing the importance of money, power, and prestige. The expectation is that work can and should have greater significance to the individual and greater value to society. The report includes an annotated bibliography. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Human Development.