ERIC Number: ED107697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Opinion Index.
Benson, Stephen D.; Whittington, Marna C.
The Vocational Opinion Index (VOI) is an instrument used to measure an individual's job readiness posture (JRP). JRP is a term used to define an individual's attitudes, perceptions, and motivations as they reflect on his ability to obtain and maintain a job. The VOI determines an individual's JRP by assessing three psychological diminsions: attractions to work, losses associated with obtaining and maintaining a job, and barriers to employment. The VOI also provides a diagnosis of the reasons contributing to the individual's classification as a potential non-worker. This diagnosis can be used to develop a remedial prescription to help an individual develop a worker posture. The VOI consists of 58 items which can be administered in 20 minutes. There are two equivalent forms of the Index. Each form is available in English and Spanish. The VOI was designed, tested, and normed specifically for disadvantaged populations. Norms are based on the responses of over 2,000 males and females from 13 Manpower Development Training Centers (MDTA) Programs across the country. The normative sample is comparable to the national MDTA population with respect to age, sex, race, culture, and education. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Disadvantaged, Employment, Employment Qualifications, Job Applicants, Job Skills, Job Training, Motivation, Readiness, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes
Associates for Research in Behavior, Inc. The Science Center, 34th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (Free)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Associates for Research in Behavior, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. Science Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act