ERIC Number: ED476488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
A Follow-Up Study of Graduate Students in the Department of Instructional Systems, Leadership, and Workforce Development between 1996-2000.
Okojie, Mabel C. P. O.; Olinzock, Anthony A.; Buck, Jessica L.
A followup study collected employment data from masters and post-masters degree holders from the Department of Instructional Systems, Leadership, and Workforce Development, Mississippi State University, between 1996-2000. Data from 123 questionnaires were analyzed using percentages, means, correlation statistics, analysis of variance, and multivariate analysis. Findings revealed the majority of respondents had full-time jobs; they had positive attitudes toward their jobs; 65 percent of women and 60.9 percent of men were underemployed relative to their assigned responsibilities; more men enjoyed employment benefits; level of income satisfaction differed significantly between male and female respondents; older respondents aged 52-61 were more satisfied with their jobs and income; respondents had favorable perceptions of their academic programs and agreed they were relevant to their present jobs; and multivariate analysis showed female students who earned masters degrees were more satisfied with their academic programs and income than males who earned masters and post-masters degrees. Implications were that finding a job near home was very important, so graduates should be encouraged to broaden the geographical area in which they seek employment to find jobs that match their skills and avoid skill under-utilization and that they should be encouraged to carry out self- assessment and conduct job inventories to select jobs that use their skills fully. (Contains 17 references.)(YLB)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Job Applicants, Job Placement, Job Satisfaction, Job Search Methods, Labor Force Development, Leadership, Masters Degrees, Occupational Mobility, Sex Differences, Underemployment, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Career and Technical Education (76th, Las Vegas, NV, December 12-15, 2002).