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ERIC Number: ED199030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Return on Investment in Continuing Education of Engineers.
Morris, Albert J.
This pilot study was undertaken to determine the relationship between measurable performance of engineers on the job and participation in continuing education (CE). The results of the study showed that CE participation was the dominant predictor of performance, while inherent ability and drive seemed less important. Participation in technical, business, and other CE were shown to be positively related to growth in compensation; participation in business CE was shown to be positively related to growth in supervisory responsibility. The results seem to indicate cumulative effects of CE participation over time and clearly show that CE can affect job performance more than other parameters such as ability and drive. (SK)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Career Development, Continuing Education, Employee Attitudes, Engineering, Engineering Education, Job Performance, Professional Continuing Education, Supervisory Training, Work Attitudes
Genesys Systems, Inc., 1180 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Genesys Systems, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.; American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions. Contains numerous light and broken type.