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A Comparison of Work Values Held by Students, Parents and Teachers. Final Report. Volume I [microform] / Walter S. Mietus and Robert Gnidziejko
Bib ID 5312469
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Mietus, Walter S
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1975 
73 p. 
Summary

An instrument was developed to enable a comparison of work values of teachers, parents, and students. It was then utilized to investigate the differences between student groups, within and between schools of different curricula, between vocational and academic teachers and parents of students. The instrument, based on constructs obtained from a literature review, sought to measure the degree of commitment to three work values categories: The Classical (Protestant) Work Ethic, the Consumer (work for profit) Work Ethic, and the Meaningful Work Ethic. A pilot study was conducted to test its validity and reliability. Data for the main study was gathered from four senior high schools in Baltimore County, Maryland. Approximately 2500 students in grades 10 and 11 and 180 teachers participated in the study. Data obtained from the instrument were used to test five hypotheses: (1) Tenth and eleventh grade students from four different high schools scored significantly different means on subtests of the instrument, (2) students from four different schools scored significantly different means on the three work ethic subtests, (3) tenth and eleventh grade students from two different curriculums (vocational and college prep) scored significantly different means on their performance in reacting to three work ethic subtests, (4) academic teachers scored significantly different means than vocational teachers as measured by the three work ethic subtests, (5) students scored significantly different means than teachers when tested on the instrument incorporating three work ethic subtests. Treatment and analyses of data are reported, and the findings are discussed. It is noted that after completion of the study it was decided that an etiological approach to structuring items within seven work ethics would produce more exact and useful information and that accordingly a new instrument was developed for a second phase of the study. (TA)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Educational level discussed: High Schools.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Education.  |  Attitude Measures.  |  College Bound Students.  |  Employment.  |  High School Students.  |  High Schools.  |  School Surveys.  |  Secondary School Teachers.  |  Sex (Characteristics)  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Test Construction.  |  Values.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Vocational Education Teachers.  |  Work Attitudes.  |  Maryland
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Gnidziejko, Robert, author  |  Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education
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