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ERIC Number: ED275892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Post High School Labor Market Outcomes and Schooling.
Hotchkiss, Lawrence
The effects of four types of variables on employment experience in the period immediately after leaving high school were examined. These four types of variables were deviance in high school, respondent attitudes measured during the senior year in high school, school services, and school staff attitudes on employment experience in the immediate time periods after leaving high school. Data from the High School and Beyond (HSB) survey and a supplemental survey of school staff from HSB schools were used in the analyses. Findings indicated deviance during high school had small or nonexistent effects on employment experience just after leaving high school. Attitudes had stronger effects than deviance. Internal locus of control and strong family values led to favorable labor market outcomes. Positive self-esteem hindered labor market success. Work values had almost no effects. These results suggested that employer emphasis on good attitudes and hard work is misplaced. The investigation of school variables did not uncover any exceptionally strong effects. Strongest effects were for job information; counseling services did not show a consistent pattern of helping youth in the school-to-work transition. Staff emphasis on the importance of job skills and basic skills increased unemployment. A 35-item reference list and four data tables are appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).