ERIC Number: ED397273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Long-Term Job Retention Study of ONOW Completers. Final Report of a Two-Part Study.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Home Economics Education.
The purpose of a study was to assess the long-term effects of the Orientation to Nontraditional Occupations for Women (ONOW) training in reference to job retention and wages. The study determined the long-term job retention rate of ONOW completers, their current work status, the amount and type of additional training since ONOW, and their level of satisfaction with the ONOW program. The study used a phone interview format. The population included 280 adult women who had completed the ONOW program at 1-6 Full Service Vocational Centers in Ohio. Results were as follows: 156 (55.7 percent) went on to further training after completing ONOW; the majority were currently working, had been working steadily since course completion, and were working for pay above $6.50/hour; women entering nontraditional careers received higher wages than those employed in traditional jobs; 70 percent (105 recipients) had worked 50 percent or more of the total available work time since ONOW completion; the correlation between overall satisfaction levels of ONOW and individual improvement rating was not statistically significant; 51 felt ONOW should increase its course length; and 29 respondents listed the power of the classroom and the supportive environment as being the most helpful part of ONOW. (Appendixes include the instrument, occupational codes, worksheet of wages and work time, and respondent responses and comments to questions.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Home Economics Education.
Note: For an executive summary, see CE 072 128.