ERIC Number: ED120429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Interest in Part-Time Employment Among Non-Teaching Employees of the Board. Report No. 132.
A one-third random sample survey of 1,128 nonteaching, full-time employees (clerical, trades, technical, professional, managerial, and instructional support categories) of the Toronto Metropolitan Board of Education was conducted to determine their degree of interest in part-time work. The analysis, based on questionnaire responses of 458 current employees, indicated that the level of interest in part-time work at any one time is relatively low, about 12% evenly split among males and females. However, 33% of the employees reported an interest in part-time work at some point in their lives, with interest over the total working life being higher among women than men. Most employees with an interest in part-time work preferred such a schedule for a relatively brief period of their lives, from one to five years. Reasons for a preference of part-time employment included: other interests, further education, child care, and other family responsibilities. A second questionnaire was mailed to 203 married women who had left Board employment between 1972 and 1975. The 102 responding employees showed a higher degree of interest in part-time work, with 37% presently preferring part-time employment and 69% preferring future part-time work. Questionnaires are appended. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)