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ERIC Number: ED097446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-28
Pages: 14
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Occupational Stability in Technical Occupations.
Salvatore, Joseph
Since occupational stability factors are integral to career decision-making processes for students, a study was made to seek information pertaining to occupational stability factors for technicians. Two assumptions made in the study were that inadequate counseling, due to insufficient knowledge about technical education, and an unrealistic emphasis on four years of college and too little prestige attached to technical programs were deterrents to the technical education program. A major hypothesis of the study was that technicians have greater occupational stability than engineers--no salary loss for new jobs; fewer days of unemployment, and lesser distance for job relocation. In reports reviewed for the study, salary change, length of unemployment, and relocation were given as primary concerns of technical personnel seeking new jobs. Conclusions indicated no significant salary difference for technical personnel or engineers in new jobs after lay-off. Technicians experience a longer period of unemployment than engineers after lay-off, while engineers are more likely to relocate than technicians in accepting new positions after lay-off. (EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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