ERIC Number: ED084375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Employability Team Interaction Analysis: An Exploratory Study, Stage III.
Munger, Paul F.; And Others
This report provides information about Employability Development (E.D.) Team member interaction and its effect on enrollees based on a national sample of 31 sites. Findings indicated satisfaction with the E.D. Team approach by both enrollees and team members. Differences among job roles were found in operating philosophy, level of training, and perception of enrollees. Team members evidenced a relatively low frequency of interpersonal interaction behaviors, devalued enrollees in relation to themselves and to other team members, and favored a supportive role with enrollees. Significant response style differences occured, but supportive and evaluative were most frequently used. Enrollees were educationally and economically disadvantaged. They gave more favorable ratings to the E.D. Teams than they gave to themselves. Action is needed in order to improve enrollee self concept, particularly as enrollee self concept was found to be highly related to satisfaction with the program. Cohesion was strongest in teams characterized by four members, race and sex similarity, and low levels of leader power. Leadership should be functional rather than administrative. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Guidance, Employment, Ethnic Groups, Group Behavior, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Placement, Labor Utilization, Peer Relationship, Placement, Self Concept, Socioeconomic Status, Teamwork
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22151 (PB 222 074, MF $1.45, HC $11.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. Foundation, Bloomington.