ERIC Number: ED201793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Evaluating Employer Satisfaction: Measurement of Satisfaction with Training and Job Performance of Former Vocational Education Students. Research and Development Series No. 210.
Franchak, Stephen J.; Smiley, Larry L.
Designed to identify exemplary strategies and procedures for assessing employer satisfaction with former vocational education students' training and job performance, this handbook provides ideas for initiating such an assessment and for improving upon current assessment practices. It consists of five chapters. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the contents. A rationale for assessing employer satisfaction is presented in chapter 2. Chapter 3 discusses such issues and problems in assessing employer satisfaction with the training and job performance of former vocational students as funding, variables introduced by subject selection, the self-employed graduate, time lapse between training and employer surveys, training program limitations, cost factors, advisory committees, differences in emphasis within training institutions, sampling, employer contact, and analyzing and reporting. An overview of the differences and commonalities between employer satisfaction with training and job performance is given in chapter 4. Chapter 5 examines such steps required in designing, planning, and implementing an employer follow-up as developing study objectives, data collection methods, data analysis procedures, and writing and disseminating reports. A glossary, selected bibliography, and annotated bibliography are also provided. (A series of related handbooks on vocational education evaluation are available separately through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Attitude Measures, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Research, Employer Attitudes, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Graduates, Guidelines, Interviews, Job Performance, Job Training, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Surveys, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (RD 210, $5.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 028 779-780, ED 185 237-238, and ED 187 928-931.