Accession Number : AD0603410

Title :   A STUDY OF FACTORS IN WORKERS' DECISIONS TO FOREGO RETRAINING UNDER THE MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT OF 1962,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA STATE COLL NORFOLK NORFOLK DIV

Personal Author(s) : Brazziel,William F.

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : This research sought to identify factors in the decisions of unemployed, unskilled workers to forego retraining for a higher level of skill. It attempted to gain insights concerning the choice processes by which workers decide for or against retraining, as a a basis for planning future retraining programs, especially the manner in which retraining opportunities are offered to prospective trainees. After briefly summarizing the major findings of the study, the report analyzes in detail the statistics obtained in interview of the men who enrolled in retraining programs, as compared with those for men who rejected the opportunity to enroll. A second section of the report presents the conclusions and suggests the implications of these findings. A concluding section of the report contains tables of supporting data, together with some brief notes on methodology.

Descriptors :   (*MANPOWER, INDUSTRIAL TRAINING), (*RETRAINING, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, LABOR, SALARIES, ECONOMICS, SELECTION, TRAINING, EDUCATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PERSONNEL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE