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ERIC Number: ED268388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec-30
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Comparing Job Placement of Vocationally Trained and Untrained Inmates While Residing at a Community Correctional Center in Florida.
Pelzer, Dagmar F.
A study determined if there was a significant difference in job placement between inmates who had received vocational training while incarcerated at major institutions and inmates who had participated in no such training. A second purpose was to determine if a significant relationship existed between vocational training and job placement. The population was 94 inmate residents of the Miami North Community Correctional Center. Data were collected by an interview questionnaire. The Chi Square Test was used to test the difference between the two sample populations; the Chi Square Test of Independence was used to test for a relationship between vocational training and job placement in vocational fields. Results showed no significant difference in employment between trained and untrained inmates. Job placement was found to be independent of the vocational training received. These suggestions were made: vocational programs in the correctional system should be evaluated, a study should be initiated to determine if a significant difference in job retention exists between vocationally trained and untrained inmates after release, and a study should be made to determine if there is a significant difference in enrollment and program completion between inmates in the last five years of their sentence and inmates with more than five years to serve. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A