ERIC Number: ED165701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Job Reward, Individual Success and Follow-Up Study of the Graduates from the Graduate Studies Department, 1965-1973.
Tirado, Ramon Claudio
The first followup study of the graduates of the Department of Graduate Studies in Education at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Pedras campus, was undertaken with seven objectives to determine: the satisfaction of graduates in their present work; the specific preparation provided by the graduate program; whether graduates are working in positions for which they were trained; the satisfaction with formal college training; how job satisfaction is related to individual motivation; the graduates' perception of the reinforcement provided by their jobs; and what information will be most helpful in future student selection and orientation. The conclusions reached are that: (1) the graduate department is efficiently preparing students for work; (2) job security seems more important than competitiveness to Puerto Rican students; (3) the program in secondary education has set clear goals for its students, and the graduates express high satisfaction; (4) administration and supervision seems a very rewarding profession for its graduates, whereas guidance and counseling is less so; (5) there are very few people who are meant to be leaders in their fields, and they could be located by testing; and (6) younger professionals tend to be more internally controlled than older people, and are more willing to take risks and introduce changes. A number of specific recommendations are made for the program. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Age, Competition, Counselors, Education Majors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Administration, Educational Benefits, Followup Studies, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Guidance Personnel, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Leadership Qualities, Locus of Control, Motivation, Participant Satisfaction, Professional Occupations, Relevance (Education), Research Projects, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, State Universities, Tenure
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rico Univ., Rio Piedras. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico