ERIC Number: ED404463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Knowledge of Nontraditional Careers Increases.
New Jersey Research Bulletin, n17 Spr 1996
In 1996, the effectiveness of New Jersey's Perkins Act-funded single parent/displaced homemaker and gender equity programs in increasing clients' knowledge of nontraditional careers was evaluated through a 60-question survey that was administered to all clients before each program began and 6 weeks after completion of those portions of the programs pertaining to nontraditional careers. Matched pretest and posttest scores were obtained from 1,061 program participants (of whom 95.3% were female, 45.2% were Caucasian, 39.3 were Black, and 11.9% were Hispanic). The participants ranged in age from 14 to over 46 years old. Mean scores for all respondents were significantly higher on the posttest than on the pretest (35.6 versus 29.6). The mean pretest and posttest scores for all programs were 29.6 and 34.6 respectively. Both males and females demonstrated significant score increases on the posttest. Mean posttest scores were significantly higher for all age ranges analyzed except for the 14-15 age range. With the exception of individuals who classified themselves as Native American, all ethnic/racial groups demonstrated significantly higher scores on the posttest than on the pretest. The evaluation confirmed the results of the 1995 evaluation. In both years, the youngest program participants had the least knowledge of nontraditional careers. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Bilingual Education and Equity Issues.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Univ., Upper Montclair, NJ. Career Equity Assistance Center for Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990