ERIC Number: ED135274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Wisdom or Waste? College as a Training Ground for Jobs.
Solmon, Lewis C.; And Others
A 1974 follow-up survey of college freshmen of 196l probed the job-relatedness of educational background, job satisfaction, perceptions of jobs and long-range goals, and necessity for college education on the job (especially in such subject areas as business administration and English). The relevance of the survey sample to youth affected by the current employment crisis, the meaning of underemployment, a consideration of the benefits of a college education in the employment market, providing students with labor market information, necessary institutional changes, and the role of faculty leadership are discussed as they relate to the findings of the survey. A bibliography, the survey instrument, and several statistical tables are included. The report is intended for use by practitioners and researchers alike. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Business Administration, Employment, Employment Qualifications, English Education, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Job Skills, Labor Market, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Statistical Data, Underemployment, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A