ERIC Number: ED162132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Students' Attitudes to Work and Unemployment. Part I: The Survey.
Larter, Sylvia; And Others
Toronto high school students were surveyed to determine some of their desires and experiences concerning work. (This report is the first of three on a study of Toronto secondary school students' attitudes toward work and unemployment.) Of 34,270 questionnaires sent, 29,499 usable responses were received, or 86% of the enrolled students. The data showed that a large number of the respondents were interested in work. While students were most interested in a summer job, 61% also reported that they had looked for a part-time job at which they could work while going to school, and 44% reported that they would like to combine part-time schooling with work. The responses, which were analyzed according to sex, level of study, and year of birth showed that considerably more men than women had jobs; students studying at levels 4, 5 and 6 were more likely to have had jobs than students studying at levels 1, 2 and 3; and the older the students, the more likely they were to have had jobs. The responses for a subset of returning students were analyzed separately. More of the returning students were interested than other students in a summer job, a part-time job while going to school, and part-time schooling combined with work. (EM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)