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ERIC Number: ED351440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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High School Graduates: How Do They Perform in Entry-Level Jobs?
Monson, J. B.; And Others
A study examined the job performance of high school graduates in entry-level jobs versus the job performance of nongraduates in entry-level jobs. An 11-item survey was randomly distributed to 100 businesses located in the area served by the Greenville County School District, South Carolina. Employers completed a survey for each employee who met the stated criteria: employees must be between 17 and 21 years of age and hired after June 1, 1988. Data from employees who had completed high school were compared with data from those who had not completed high school to determine whether there was a statistical difference in job performance between the two groups. Of the 1,000 surveys, 165 were returned. Compiled data were converted to percentages of satisfactory and unsatisfactory responses for the high school graduate employees and compared to the satisfactory and unsatisfactory responses for the nongraduate employees. Employers rated performances of entry-level employees who had graduated from high school as more satisfactory. Results contradicted the current notion that the South Carolina public school system is not producing high school graduates who performed satisfactorily in entry-level jobs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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