ERIC Number: ED291972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Antecedents of Training-Related Placement.
Campbell, Paul B.; And Others
A study investigated the circumstances and conditions that influence the decision to take a training-related position. The primary objective of the study was to produce information on the environmental conditions and personal characteristics associated with training-related placement. Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Labor Market Experience-Youth Cohort and from the High School and Beyond survey were analyzed using cross-tabular and multivariate regression techniques. Descriptive findings suggested that the training-related placement rate for the first and current job after high school graduation was about 42 percent; on the average, high school vocational graduates held training-related jobs 48 percent of the total time they were employed. Multivariate analyses suggested that: high grades in the vocational specialty were positively correlated with training-related placement; and gender remained one of the strongest predictors of earnings despite training-related placement. Other findings were that: substantial concentration in a vocational specialty was one of the most influential factors in getting and keeping a training-related job, and the trade and industrial specialty was also associated consistently with holding a training-related job. The lack of consistent results for gender and race/ethnicity suggested that the problem of getting and holding a training-related job was general for male vocational graduates and not, as with women, applicable to specific sub-groups. (Additional data are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.