ERIC Number: ED126291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Varying Perceptions Toward Vocational Education.
Brown, James E.; Clark, Gary M.
The study was designed to isolate the perceptions and influences that relate to a student's decision whether to enroll in a vocational education course. A 42-page review of related literature is presented. The procedures used in obtaining data are discussed under the following topics: construction of the attitude questionnaire, development of data gathering instruments, selection of participants, collection of data, and analysis of data. The participants represented diverse geographic and economic areas in metropolitan Colorado and included 1,282 students, 1,031 parents, and 98 counselors. A detailed statistical analysis of the 15 hypotheses tested and an interpretation of the collected data is presented in a 65-page section with supporting tables. Fifteen conclusions related to the hypotheses and twenty-seven conclusions relating to a student's decision to enroll in a vocational education course are listed together with twelve recommendations and four suggested areas for further research. A selected bibliography is included. Nearly one-half of the document contains appended materials which include the research instruments, correspondence, occupational categories, number of students enrolled in trade and industry programs, and extensive tables related to the various factors and attitudes focused on in the study. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado