ERIC Number: ED079507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Relationship of an Early Placement Program to the Transition from School to Full-Time Employment.
Foreman, Ronald L.
To evaluate the relationship of an early placement program to the initial transition from school to full-time employment and to determine whether actual work experience as part of the high school curriculum affects attitudes toward work and/or self-esteem, 100 senior students received a 6-9 week early placement as part of their vocational curriculum, while 100 senior students received the conventional laboratory program. Data were gathered from school records and through a self-esteem inventory and student-employer questionnaires. Data analysis revealed positive relationships among attendance, punctuality, safety, and adherence to employer regulations and the ability to adjust in initial employment. A positive relationship also existed among desire to advance, employer opinion of advancement potential, and promotions offered and accepted and the ability to adjust in initial employment. Students of the early placement program were offered and accepted more opportunities for advancement. Students of the comparison group tended to have a greater desire for advancement. No significant differences existed between the early placement group and students in the conventional vocational programs relative to self-esteem or work attitudes. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Job Placement, Self Esteem, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes, Work Experience
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio State University, Columbus