ERIC Number: ED444425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-27
Job-Related Values of Ethnically Diverse College Students.
Coleman, Christy L.
This study was guided by two objectives: (1) to ascertain if college students differentiate among job-related values (i.e., those which depend on the particular place of employment); and (2) to investigate sex and ethnicity differences on the values. The participants were 80 male and 178 female undergraduate students at 14 universities or four-year colleges located throughout the country who were either enrolled in a career planning course or seeking assistance at a career center; 27 percent of participants were Asian, 19 percent Hispanic, 25 percent black, and 29 percent white; 30 percent were freshmen, 24 percent sophomores, 16 percent juniors, and 31 percent seniors. Participants completed a survey that rated eight job-related values: pleasant co-workers, flexible hours, on-the-job training, advancement, challenge, easy commute, staying put, and cultural diversity. Having pleasant coworkers and advancement were rated significantly higher than other values; staying put was rated lowest. Results also showed differences among the four ethnic groups, with students in the three minority groups rating cultural diversity significantly higher than white students. No differences in job-related values were found between males and females. (Contains 18 references.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Blacks, Career Planning, Diversity (Student), Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Labor Conditions, Minority Groups, Quality of Working Life, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, White Students, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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