ERIC Number: ED079523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Changes in Occupational Ratings by Selected Associate Degree Graduates.
Gillie, Angelo C., Sr.; Basualdo, Eugenio
To determine changes in the perceptions of associate degree students in regard to their chosen occupational programs both upon their entrance into the technology programs and at the time of their graduation, questionnaires were administered in September 1970 to the 99 male freshmen in the 2-year engineering technology program. In April, 1972, the same questionnaire was readministered to the 27 of the original class who were still in school. Perceptions held by students at the beginning of their study were: (1) They were preparing to become engineering technicians, (2) The most creative occupations were product design and science occupations, (3) Occupations providing the most tangible results were building contractor, physician, and lawyer, (4) Jobs seen as negative were bartending, plumbing, army officers of corporal rank, service stations attending, and police duty, and (5) The most structured jobs were either military or law enforcement oriented. Although the high non-program completion rate complicated the examination to some degree, it was clear that differences considered in this study were found to be insignificant for most of the 35 occupations studied. Many charts and tables depict the findings. (Author/SN)
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Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.