ERIC Number: ED112197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Identification of Employment Patterns of Vocational Graduates of Indiana Secondary Schools. Final Report.
Richardson, William B.; McFadden, Joan R.
The objectives of the study were to determine the correlation between the factors of employment patterns and vocational program types for 1972-73 graduates of secondary vocational programs in Indiana. A random sample of 25 schools and graduates stratified for vocational program types (agriculture, business education, distributive education, health occupations, home economics education, and trade and industrial education) comprised the population. Findings are detailed in narrative and tabular form. A majority of the 1,000 vocational graduates sampled did seek employment and a majority worked in occupations at least somewhat related to their vocational training. The only significant differences between job relatedness and mean salary levels were found for the six months' earnings figures in the distribution education program. The relation between job relatedness and earnings was not found to be significant for one year earnings. The study did not support the premise that graduates who worked in an occupation related to their vocational training would earn more than those working in nonrelated occupations. Appended are: correspondence, the survey instrument, an analysis of nonrespondents, and other project-related information. (MF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana