ERIC Number: ED227319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Youth's Perceptions of Employer Hiring and Disciplinary Standards. Technical Report. Employability Factors Study. Studies in Employment and Training Policy: No. 2.
Miguel, Richard J.; And Others
The Employability Factors Study is a 3-year research effort that focuses on youth's perceptions of the skills and attitudinal attributes needed to get and keep jobs. A preliminary study was made of 1,135 youth enrolled in employability development programs and comparison groups of employed and nonemployed youth not enrolled in such programs. Data were also collected from 414 supervisors of the employed youth, from the staff of the employability programs, and from the school teachers of the comparison groups. The results of preliminary linear regression analyses revealed significant correlations between youth's perceptions of hiring standards and the number of academic courses taken; duration of prior work experience; number of hours worked per week in previous jobs, age, family income, program participation; time spent in worksite orientation; and duration of work experience during the treatment period. Significant correlations were also found between youth's perceptions of disciplinary standards and the reservation wage, duration of prior work experience, sex, size of firm, cost of equipment operated by youth, wages received during treatment, and duration of work experience during treatment. Other personal, firm, job, and program characteristics were not significantly related to either standard. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.