ERIC Number: ED108530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Youth and the Meaning of Work. Part II.
This document represents a follow-up study of college seniors who graduated in the spring of 1972. The first stage of the research dealt with the career related aspirations, expectations, and apprehensions of 1,858 American college seniors of the class of 1972. This document, which is the second stage of the study, is based on data obtained from this group one year after college graduation. The major purpose of the follow-up study is to identify the fit between career-related expectations and career-related outcomes one year after college graduation. The document begins with a discussion and review of the first study. Then chapters describe: (1) the procedures utilized in the development of the follow-up questionnaire, the process utilized in efforts to reach the respondents, the results of these efforts, and data dealing with the representativeness of the follow-up sample; (2) the marital, geographic, and career-related attitudes of graduates; (3) respondents who entered the full-time employment market after graduation, the process by which college graduates seek employment, and general attitudes toward current and future work settings; (4) experiences and attitudes of those who have pursued graduate and professional school involvements, noting how variables such as sex and field of study relate to variation in graduate school experiences and attitudes; and (5) differences and similarities between three groups using sex, socioeconomic status, and field of study as variables in explaining differences in post-college activities. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Careers, College Graduates, Economic Status, Employment Experience, Employment Patterns, Females, Higher Education, Labor Market, Males, Marital Status, Professional Training, Socioeconomic Status, Surveys, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes, Work Experience, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX.