ERIC Number: ED112207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-20
A Comparative Study of the Occupational Achievement of Vocational and Non-Vocational High School Graduates in the State of Arkansas.
Andrew, Dean C.; Roberts, Lawrence H.
The purposes of the study were: (1) to compare the occupational achievement of vocational education graduates with that of nonvocational graduates, (2) to determine the number of graduates trained in the various vocational areas, and (3) to describe the group of students enrolled in vocational education courses. The study was limited to 1970 graduates of eight high schools in Arkansas. The data were collected by use of a mail-out questionnaire. Thirty-six percent of the sample of 1,749 returned completed questionnaires. Descriptive statistics were used to present characteristics of one-year and two-year vocational education graduates. Chi-square analyses were made comparing data and responses of the two-year graduates and a control group of nonvocational graduates. The following are some of the important findings. More two-year graduates than one-year graduates were employed full-time and in jobs in the same area as their training. More of the one-year graduates were unemployed. More one-year than two-year graduates were attending college. Also, the vocational education graduates had significantly higher achievement records in high school than the nonvocational graduates. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Planning and Evaluation Services, Magnolia, AR.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas