ERIC Number: ED086865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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A Study of Selected Factors Associated with the Participation in Employment of Rural Low Income Adults.
Harris, Everett Wayne
The primary objective of this study was to determine whether or not there were differences in selected aspects of work commitment among rural low income adults who were employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force. Specific objectives of this doctoral thesis were: (1) to determine the social and economic characteristics of rural low income family units residing in a county of Vermont; (2) to determine whether or not rural low income adults from different levels of participation in employment differ significantly in family characteristics, personal characteristics, job seeking information, occupational preparation and assistance, desired occupational preparation, employment history, and work values; (3) to determine whether or not there was a significant relationship between work values of rural low income adults and selected variables. Behavioral and attitudinal findings of this study revealed rural low income adults experience numerous social and economic handicaps with respect to participation in employment. Despite the presence of these handicaps, they remain committed to work as a means of attaining extrinsic and intrinsic satisfactions. (Author/EA)
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Sponsor: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier. Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education.
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont