ERIC Number: ED112199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Identification of Social Skills Needed in Specific Vocational and Technical Areas and Possible Instructional Approaches Applicable to Such Needs.
Welker, L. Conrad, Jr.; Ginn, Clyde N.
The primary purpose of the study was an initial attempt to identify the basic social skills which are pertinent to the general occupational categories of (1) trade and industrial, (2) technical occupations, (3) health occupations, (4) marketing and distribution, and (5) business and office. A secondary purpose was to compare the identification of social skills and the ranking of the importance of these social skills as related to job performance. Data were gathered from postsecondary instructors and industrial personnel within selected industrial settings utilizing a social skills inventory scale and interview techniques. Seven postsecondary complexes were selected to present the institutional input. In addition, industrial personnel representing the five basic occupational categories were selected for participation in the study. A major finding was that various degrees of social skill competence are of vital importance to the levels of performance within all basic occupational categories. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/VA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi