ERIC Number: ED081374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Academic Achievement and Job Performance: Earnings and Promotions.
Wise, David A.
This paper is an examination of the relationship of measures of academic achievement and other personal characteristics to job productivity of college graduates in a particular situation. Data used pertain to persons working in a large corporation employing both technical and non-technical employees. Data on background characteristics, salary and position in the corporation in 1968 were obtained from a survey of 1,300 persons hired by the corporation between 1946 and 1965. College quality and grades are shown to be consistently related to the rate of salary increase and the rate of promotion, although they seem not to be related to initial salary. Leadership ability and initial job experiences allowing expression of one's own ideas are also shown to be positively associated with job performance, while a strong desire for job security is negatively associated with the rate of salary increase. (Author/MJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, Higher Education, Job Development, Job Performance, Performance, Promotion (Occupational), Research, Research Projects, Salaries, Surveys
Ford Foundation, 2288 Fulton Street, Berkeley, California 94720
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Ford Foundation Program for Research in Univ. Administration.