ERIC Number: ED338902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
The Effect of New Technological Training, Employability Skills Training, and Individual Counseling on the Self-Esteem and Anxiety of Dislocated Workers.
Rosenberg, Jeffrey A.
An attempt was made to increase dislocated worker's self-esteem and decrease their anxiety through implementation of a technical retraining program that included teaching employability skills and counseling. The program was offered by a community college to 23 dislocated workers. Self-esteem and anxiety were measured three times during the program with a survey and counselor's notes. Results of midcourse surveys spurred such program changes as increased counseling and support staff, technical skills practice, and problem-solving time. During the program, some anxiety was always present and at times could be healthy for promoting change in people. Cause of anxiety shifted from worrying about returning to school after many years at the beginning of the program to worrying about obtaining a job at the end of the program. Evaluation at the end of the program showed a slight increase in self-esteem and a slight decrease in anxiety. (Eleven references are included. Sixteen appendices form the bulk of the document: counseling form; survey form; application for admission; child care referral form; material and book voucher; employment development plan; attendance form; financial aid form; job application form; job search skills test; interview "do's and don'ts" test; sample resume; sample cover letter; career planning chart; job retention questionnaire; and employment verification form.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Anxiety, Community Colleges, Dislocated Workers, Electromechanical Technology, Employment Potential, Individual Counseling, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Microcomputers, Outplacement Services (Employment), Retraining, Self Esteem, Social Support Groups, Stress Management, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.