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NCJ Number: 31572 Find in a Library
Title: ESTIMATE OF VOCATIONAL INTERESTS, POTENTIALS AND COMPETENCIES OF PRISONERS
Journal: JOURNAL OF CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION  Volume:27  Issue:2  Dated:(1975)  Pages:8-9
Author(s): L ROOTES; D M PIERCE
Corporate Author: Correctional Education Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Correctional Education Assoc
Huntsville, TX 77340
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE RESULTS OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF A VOCATIONAL PREFERENCE INSTRUMENT TO A GROUP OF 133 ADULT, MALE INMATES REVEAL THAT INMATES ARE LIKELY TO HAVE UNREALISTIC IMPRESSIONS OF THEIR VOCATIONAL ABILITIES.
Abstract: FURTHERMORE, THEY ARE LIKELY TO HAVE POTENTIAL IN THE CLERICAL AREA ALTHOUGH THEY EXPRESS MORE INTEREST IN UNCONVENTIONAL THAN CONVENTIONAL OCCUPATIONAL AREAS. THE RESULTS ALSO SUGGEST THAT ONE GOAL OF VOCATIONAL COUNSELING MAY BE TO ASSIST PRISONERS IN A MORE REALISTIC APPRAISAL OF THEIR ABILITIES.
Index Term(s): Counseling; Employment; Ex-offender employment; Inmate Programs; Testing and measurement; Vocational training
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