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ERIC Number: ED356125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Effects of Career Education on 9th Graders in Rural Mississippi.
Sprabery, Carol A.; King, Jo Carol
This study evaluated a career education program for 141 ninth grade students at Kemper County High School in rural Mississippi in an effort to reduce the dropout rate and increase career awareness. A mental health counselor gave students monthly instruction on career issues necessary for vocational life after high school graduation. A local community health center was asked to counsel any students demonstrating emotional problems. A questionnaire was administered to students before initiation of the program and upon completion of the program. Topics discussed during the 9-month career education module were: (1) the importance of career education; (2) positive grooming habits, good health habits, appropriate dress, and self-confidence; (3) communication skills; (4) basic social skills: (5) positive self-esteem and self-concept; (6) practicing good work habits; (7) responsibility for self, problem-solving techniques, and managing personal responsibilities; (8) teamwork; and (9) career alternatives. A significant difference was found between responses to the initial questionnaire and to the concluding questionnaire, using the dependent t-test. The results should be replicated using a control group. The appendix contains a copy of the questionnaire and a table of F values of questions in the questionnaire. (Contains 27 references.) (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi