ERIC Number: EJ699175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Reference Count: 35
Investigation of Placement Outcomes 3 Years after a Job Skills Training Program for Chronically Unemployed Adults
Tango, Robert A.; Kolodinsky, Pit
Journal of Employment Counseling, v41 n2 p80 Jun 2004
This analysis of chronically unemployed job seekers after they completed a comprehensive job skills training program reveals dynamic interpersonal and intrapersonal characteristics that have an impact on job-finding success. Of primary interest in this study was the relationship between R. B. Cattell's (1988) second-order personality factors and participants' employment status 3 years after they graduated from the job skills program. Furthermore, U.S. Department of Labor worker trait classifications, such as aptitude, academic achievement, work history, and Holland's hexagonal definitions of career interest were also analyzed (United States Employment Service, 1972). Relatively robust correlations between job holding status and 2 of the second-order personality factors on Cattell's Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire were illuminated: Independence and Objectivity.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Personality Traits, Job Skills, Employment Level, Unemployment, Job Applicants, Vocational Education, Career Education, Predictor Variables, Individual Characteristics, Adult Education
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire