Attitudes toward work of employed and unemployed adults

dc.contributor.authorStatton, Sylvia Dorethaen
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Student Personnel Servicesen
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed to determine if the Employment Readiness Scale (ERS) (Alfano, 1973) can be utilized on a metropolitan study sample, to determine if there is a difference in work attitudes due to membership in an adult employment group and lastly, to determine if demographic variables influence work attitudes of adult employment group members. The sample for this study consisted of employed and unemployed adults from the Richmond Metropolitan Area of Richmond, Virginia. A sample was selected that consisted of the 203 adults. Adults in the sample were later classified as either currently employed (full-time hourly industrial workers), temporarily unemployed (unemployed for 6 months or less), or chronically unemployed (unemployed for more than 6 months). The Employment Readiness Scale (ERS) and the Personal Data Sheet (PUS) were the two instruments used to collect data. Statistical techniques used to analyze the data included factor analysis, one-way analysis of variance, and a multiple regression approach. Two research hypotheses were addressed as well as two corollary hypotheses for statistical significance. The study findings were: (1) There were no significant differences in the work attitudes of employed and unemployed adult groups. (2) Only the demographic variable of income was found to predict attitudes toward work. Those with lower incomes had a more positive attitude toward work than those with higher incomes. Also, the Employment Readiness Scale (ERS) (Alfano, 1973) can be utilized to assess work attitudes of a large metropolitan population.en
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en
dc.format.extentvii, 155 leavesen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 10922021en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1983.S727en
dc.subject.lcshWorking class -- Attitudesen
dc.subject.lcshWork -- Public opinionen
dc.titleAttitudes toward work of employed and unemployed adultsen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten and Student Personnel Servicesen Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen D.en
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