ERIC Number: ED450211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Career Connecting in a Changing Context: A Summary of the Key Findings of the 1999 National Survey of Working America. A White Paper for National, State and Local Policy Makers Presenting the Survey Results and Policy Questions Raised by These Results.
National Career Development Association, Columbus, OH.
This report highlights findings from the fourth National Survey of Working America conducted for the National Career Development Association. The survey gathered information through interviews with a national sample of 1,003 adults, 18 years of age or older, representing a total population of 185.2 million adults, in summer 1999. The study examined adults' attitudes and experiences related to work and the selection of a career or job, including the use of technology, particularly the Internet, for disseminating career and job information; the increased demand for training and certification; and the effects of globalization on individual careers. Key findings of the survey were the following: (1) a "career information digital divide" may be emerging, as more Americans use the Internet to find help in locating a job and people without computer skills and Internet access may be at a disadvantage in pursuing job and career opportunities; (2) adults in the U.S. express a need for career assistance; (3) job change is viewed by many as a positive experience; (4) adults appreciate the need for lifelong learning; and (5) adults are not clear on the effects of globalization on their job. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Adults, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Information Systems, Career Planning, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Disadvantaged, Employee Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Employment Services, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Internet, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Lifelong Learning, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Student Certification, Work Attitudes
For full text: http://www.ncda.org/pdf/gallupwhitepaper.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Career Development Association, Columbus, OH.