ERIC Number: ED076700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-26
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Predicting Mobility Using Personal and Geographic Characteristics and Its Use in the Needs Assessment for Vocational Programs.
Gustafson, Richard A.; Winstead, Richard E.
Three hundred randomly selected subjects were interviewed concerning their personal characteristics and the geographic area of residence. These factors, including occupation, age, education level, and measures of mobility, were analyzed using stepwise multiple regression to isolate predictors of personal mobility. Multiple correlation coefficients above .85 were obtained when eight independent variables were used. The most useful predictors of mobility were occupation, age, and education level. Results of this study will provide the planners of occupational education programs with knowledge about personal mobility which can be used in conjunction with labor supply and demand when planning for additional vocational programs. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)