ERIC Number: ED105910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Environmental Differentials of Occupational Programs and Educational Career Patterns in Public Junior Colleges.
Borow, Henry; Hendrix, Vernon L.
This is the final report of a project initiated in September 1965 to: (1) determine and measure the environmental factors and the social-psychological characteristics of students which are related to the success or failure of occupational programs; and (2) to identify a variety of typical educational career patterns and to isolate teams of predictor variables (environmental, community, personal, and socioeconomic) by which educational career patterns may be significantly differentiated. A battery of tests, inventories and rating scales was administered to 10,857 students in 24 colleges; 9,610 students (89 percent) submitted complete and scorable records. The student data profile was generated through administration of the Junior College Student Inventory and a 15-scale inventory of preferred conditions and rewards of work (Work Values Inventory). Data on environmental influences was gained from a set of four Junior College Environment Scales, a pair of Faculty Preference Scales, and a series of 13 Community Characteristics Indices. A variety of statistical treatments was applied to study variable interactions and their relationships to student program choice, educational career patterns, program completion, and postcollege employment status. Results are described and pertinent literature is reviewed. Sections of the survey instruments are appended. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Choice, Educational Objectives, Environmental Influences, Occupational Aspiration, Persistence, Predictor Variables, Program Effectiveness, Psychological Needs, Rating Scales, Student Characteristics, Tests, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Adult, Vocational, Technical, and Manpower Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Aptitude Test Battery; Work Values Inventory