ERIC Number: ED271694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Changing Career Values: Professional Employees in the 1980's.
Hopkins, David M.
This report summarizes the findings from the first follow-up study to a 1982 national study of nearly 2,000 graduating college seniors from 50 four-year institutions regarding their work-related attitudes, interests, expectations, perceptions, and values. The follow-up study presented here was conducted approximately 18 months after the first study to document and analyze how and why respondents' career values, attitudes, preferences, and expectations changed. It is noted that over 900 of the original respondents participated in this follow-up study, and that respondents had progressed from college students to full-time wage earners. Introductory sections describe the methodology used and present a review of the literature. The follow-up study results are presented in nine chapters: (1) job search and career planning; (2) perceived determinants of career success; (3) preferred job attributes; (4) work ethic attitudes; (5) performance appraisal and compensation; (6) tradeoffs; (7) values regarding organizational practices; (8) organizational loyalty; and (9) concluding comments. Each chapter presents hypotheses and both overall and subgroup (personal, institutional, job-related) results. Data tables are included throughout the text. Appendices include: comparative demographics from the two surveys; percentage of responses from the graduates of each of the 50 institutions; and initial and follow-up survey instruments. (NB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Planning, College Graduates, Employee Attitudes, Followup Studies, Higher Education, National Surveys, Professional Personnel, Trend Analysis, Values, Work Attitudes
College Placement Council, 62 Highland Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.
Note: For related document, see CG 019 232.