ERIC Number: ED112135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Elm Study: A Statistical Description of the University and Labour Market Linkages of Three Cohorts of Memorial University of Newfoundland Graduates.
Bulcock, Jeffrey W.; And Others
The document presents tabulations of data obtained by means of a 14-page questionnaire mailed to a random sample of 1960, 1965, and 1970 Memorial University of Newfoundland graduates, in 1972. Five hundred usable returns were obtained out of a potential 950, and information on biographic and demographic characteristics, career development, professional attitudes, and evaluation of the university and education was obtained. By using comparisons between the three cohort groups, answers to specific practical questions can be obtained regarding relevance of education to occupation, areas of educational irrelevance, difficulty of obtaining jobs upon graduation, financial support for degree training, job seeking patterns, and attitudes and values regarding educational, political, and social issues. Future use of the data in terms of analysis is planned and will include multivariate model building efforts to identify sociological and social psychological processes of the questionnaire population. Sampling design, research procedure, and findings are discussed and a reference list is provided. The questionnaire, followup letters sent, and 36 tables of data without verbal commentary are appended and make up the bulk of the document. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Memorial Univ., St. John's (Newfoundland). Faculty of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada