ERIC Number: ED167846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Students' Attitudes to Work and Unemployment. Part II: The Attitude Questionnaire. Research Service, #152.
Larter, Sylvia; And Others
The purposes of the second part of a three-phase study were to examine the attitudes of Toronto secondary school students to work and unemployment and to examine the differences in the attitudes held by males, females, and students with varying degrees of work or job search experience. A total of 1,815 were asked to respond to an attitude questionnaire. The overall response rate was 54% or 975. The 100-item questionnaire was statistically refined so that the version used in the analyses contained 12 subscales made up of 59 items. The students' responses were analyzed for each of the following subscales: (1) Should schools prepare students for the work world?; (2) Jobs available for young people are undesirable; (3) Doing other things is more interesting than holding down a good job from age 16 to 24; (4) Taking an inconvenient or undesirable job is preferable to being on unemployment insurance; (5) It is important to hold down a high quality job from age 16 to 24; (6) Jobs available for young people are high quality; (7) Those in authority are doing things to reduce unemployment; (8) Youth unemployment exists because of the attitudes of the young; (9) Being on unemployment insurance is preferable to taking an undesirable job; (10) The rate of youth unemployment inspires the young to try harder; (11) The rate of youth unemployment results in feelings of depression among the young; (12) Youth unemployment exists because foreign countries benefit from Canadian resources. (The data are summarized in this report for each subscale and conclusions are made; results of the first survey on desires and experiences concerning work are found in ERIC document ED 162 132.) (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)