High school employment experiences and work related attitudes of college students

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Mary Anne Goslen (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rebecca M. Smith

Abstract: This study investigated the effects of high school employment experiences on six work related attitudes of college students. It was expected that there would be significant differences in work related attitudes of college students between those who had worked in high school and those who had not, levels of jobs held, and time worked per week. The sample was comprised of 248 college students ranging from 18 to 24 years of age who were enrolled in basic classes in a medium-sized university. The dependent variables were these work related attitudes: social commitment, work orientation, reliance on self, intrinsic value of work, extrinsic value of work, and cynicism about work. Multivariate analyses of covariance (MANCOVAs) were carried out to determine if high school employment, time worked weekly, and level of high school job significantly affected work related attitudes. Sex, race, class in college, college grade point average, and college residence were used as covariates. Each covariate had significant overall effects in at least one of the analyses.

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Language: English
Date: 1989
College students $x Attitudes
High school students $x Employment

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