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ERIC Number: ED516587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan-2
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
College Student Perception of the Dictionary of Occupational Title Scores for Their Chosen Occupations
Myers, Elwin
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Applied Business Research Conference (Orlando, FL, Jan 2, 2006)
This paper will discuss the results of a study in which junior-level college students were asked to select the Dictionary of Occupational Titles worker function numbers (Data, People, Thing), D.O.T. general education development numbers (reasoning development, mathematical development, and language development), and the D.O.T. specific vocational preparation numbers for the profession they hope to occupy after graduation. The student-selected numbers were then compared with the actual numbers compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor; the actual numbers were obtained by conducting thousands of interviews with practitioners in those professions. The results find that students often overestimate the work function requirements for their chosen professions.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas