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An Investigation of Graham High School Graduates to Determine Whether They are Meeting Stated Needs of Business as to Personality, Intelligence, and Character Traits

Description: It was the purpose of this study to make an investigation of fifty-seven representative businesses that are located throughout the United States, in an attempt to find out just what the potential employers feel the school should give the potential employee in regard to personality and character training.
Date: 1949
Creator: Mayes, Billy Woods
Partner: UNT Libraries

Career and Occupational Implementation Among Women College Graduates

Description: This follow-up study involved college women seven years after graduation. The purpose was to investigate the predictability of women's career behavior from career aspirations at senior year of college. Some data were derived from The Role Outlook Study senior year questionnaire. In addition, a second questionnaire, The Role Outlook Follow-Up, was utilized which focused upon various events occurring in women's lives following college graduation, namely marriage, graduate school attendance, receipt of advanced degrees, and work experience. No significant association was found between women's career aspirations senior year and actual career behavior. Instead, marriage and the absence or presence of children differentiated working and non-working women. However, a significant association was found between women' s occupational preferences at senior year and their current occupations.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Shinn, Linda S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Attrition After Successful Completion of Doctoral Qualifying Examinations: An Analysis of Characteristics and Attitudes of Doctoral Graduates and Non-Graduates

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine whether differences exist between characteristics and attitudes of graduates and those of non-graduates of doctoral programs in education. The subjects were the 256 students who had successfully completed the qualifying examinations in the College of Education at North Texas State University during the years of 1978 through 1980. Although the data findings from this study are too numerous to list within the restrictions of this abstract, the most notable findings include that (1) 74.2 per cent had graduated; (2) graduates were more likely to have selected the dissertation topic before the qualifying examinations; (3) graduates rated personal motivation higher than did non-graduates; and (4) there were no significant differences in Graduate Record Examination scores (verbal, quantitative, or total) between graduates and non-graduates. Among the conclusions drawn from this study are that (1) the process of going through a doctoral program discourages the less serious students before they reach the qualifying examinations and (2) graduates have high personal motivation and receive high support for dissertation efforts from many segments of life (spouse, family, friends, major professor, and doctoral committee). The recommendations drawn from this study are for (1) further research into the personal motivation of the candidate, (2) further research as to the effect of the candidate's attitudes toward and grades for courses in research and statistics, (3) universities to maintain records that allow for determination of completion rates of doctoral students and to consider these rates in the evaluation of doctoral programs, and (4) graduate faculty to encourage doctoral students to give serious consideration to possible dissertation topics early in their graduate programs.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Grissom, Mary Anne
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Follow-up Study of the Secretarial Training Graduates of King High School, Kingsville, Texas, for the Years 1944 Through 1951

Description: This study is made to evaluate the effectiveness of the secretarial training course of Henrietta M. King High School, Kingsville, Texas, in preparing its students for employment after graduation. It determines the extent to which its students have used the knowledges and skills taught in the course.
Date: 1952
Creator: Short, Florence Gertrude
Partner: UNT Libraries

Aerospace and Defense Industries Online Recruiting of College and University Graduates: Strategies Toward Defining a Comprehensive Informational Benchmark

Description: This qualitative, inductive study analyzed online recruiting information posted at the websites of five major aerospace and defense corporations to recruit college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Recruitment of this group is critical to staff the personnel for the scientific, technical, and management needs of aerospace and defense industries. The study sought: (1) to determine the use of multiple recruitment factors inferred from the literature and recommended for successful recruitment of college graduates, (2) to determine use of online social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to recruit this population, and (3) to explore commonalities among these corporations regarding online recruiting information to determine if a model for online recruitment now exists. A matrix of recruitment factors was developed from a review of the literature on the personnel needs of this industry and on effective recruiting factors for this group. Content analysis involved filtering information at each website with the matrix. Conclusions of this study include: (1) the matrix of recruitment factors and the rating scale developed for the purposes of this study provide a tool for researching, documenting, and comparing recruitment information on the internet; (2) that while these corporations represent the latest applications in technology in their manufacturing processes and products, they do not use social networking technology to the extent the popular and scholarly literature indicate is typical for the target group. Given that the current generation exhibits extensive use of social media, several of these corporations’ websites appear not to utilize this networking technology. Informally, these corporations argue that cyber-security prevents extensive use of social networking sites. Thus, these corporations must determine how to maintain cyber-security while at the same time adopting more accepted use of social networking platforms.
Date: August 2011
Creator: Holland, Marcia Annette
Partner: UNT Libraries

Follow-up of Business Graduates of Gainesville High School, Gainesville, Texas

Description: This study was made to determine the efficiency of the Business Education Department of the Gainesville High School, in so far as the effect upon the future of the students is concerned. An attempt was made to determine the effectiveness of training given the business students of this school in meeting the demands of the business world in which many of them are now employed and to discover which, if any, of the courses need to be enriched and emphasized.
Date: 1950
Creator: Moore, Audra Knight
Partner: UNT Libraries

Jobs for America's Graduates: A school-to-career program.

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine a school-to-career program created and operated by a non-profit organization called Jobs for America's Graduates, Inc. (JAG). During the school year 2003-2004, they provided this service to 12,205 students in 426 schools and 21 states. Data was collected to measure the following: (a) were they successful in helping students graduate from high school, find a career, enter postsecondary education or the military; (b) how many of the youth were still employed 12 months after graduation; and (c) did school demographic and socioeconomic factors affect JAG's performance. JAG is a 25 year old organization that works with at-risk youth to help them graduate from high school and move into gainful employment, further education or the military. They provide students with nine months of in school instruction, mentoring, career connections and 12 months of follow-up service. Data was collected by job specialists through job placement reports and 12 month follow-up reports. School demographic and socioeconomic information was collected via the Internet. This study discovered that JAG students are graduating from high school at levels well above the national rates, attaining 90% graduation rather than the average of 68% (Swanson, 2004a). A year after graduation the data revealed similar good news: 25% were enrolled in college, 5% in the military and 55% were working full time. Another interesting revelation showed that neither high school socioeconomic or demographic factor affected the high school graduation rate for JAG participants, which is contrary to most current research.
Date: May 2006
Creator: Calloway, J'Quita Payne
Partner: UNT Libraries

Association of College and Career Readiness Indicators on Hispanic College Enrollment and Postsecondary Resiliency

Description: This investigation was a post-hoc, quantitative analysis of secondary academic performance and participation choices of Hispanic students. Three years of longitudinal student-level data was collected to examine the likelihood of college enrollment based on college and career readiness (CCR) factors. At the time of the study, CCR was defined as qualifying exam scores, credit for at least two advanced/dual enrollment courses, or enrollment in a career and technology education (CTE) coherent sequence of courses. Research participants (N = 803) consisted solely of Hispanic high school graduates from the 2014 cohort. Frequency statistics indicate 45.5% (n = 365) attended an institute of higher education (IHE) within 2 years of high school graduation. Findings reveal Hispanic females were more likely than Hispanic males to meet CCR indicators as well as postsecondary resiliency outcomes. Analysis of chi-square tests of independence suggests a moderately strong association exists between CCR indicators and postsecondary participation among high school graduates. Differences were found in terms of gender and postsecondary enrollment, x^2(6) = 24.538, p < .001. Differences were also found in terms of type of IHE and postsecondary resiliency, x^2(3) = 34.373, p < .001. More Hispanic CCR graduates enrolled at 2-year and 4-year IHE than expected by chance. While non-CCR graduates enrolled in IHE, they were less likely to meet postsecondary resiliency outcomes. CCR graduates who initially enrolled at 2-year IHE were also less likely to persist. Furthermore, the greatest contribution to differences in resiliency existed for Hispanic CCR graduates who enroll at 4-year IHE.
Date: May 2018
Creator: Parker, Patricia
Partner: UNT Libraries

Employment Status and Job Satisfaction of Clothing and Textiles Graduates from 1969 to 1978

Description: The purposes of this study were to determine the employment status of North Texas State University clothing and textiles majors who graduated between 1969 and 1978 and to provide a measurement of their job satisfaction. The data were gathered through two mailed questionnaires, a general one developed by the researcher, and the Job Descriptive Index, a standardized job satisfaction index. Graduates in clothing and textiles tended to seek and obtain employment related to their major field of study, and they are generally satisfied with their jobs. Factors tested statistically in this study included age, marital status, parental status, salary, tenure, and organization size. No significant differences in job satisfaction or employment tatus were evident relative to any of these factors.
Date: May 1980
Creator: Boak, Pamela
Partner: UNT Libraries

Commercial Broadcasters' Perceptions of Entry-Level Employment Requirements for College Graduates in the Broadcast Industry

Description: The problem of this study was to investigate the value of various entry-level employment skills and areas of knowledge for broadcast education graduates as perceived by commercial broadcasters. Particular attention was placed on identifying entry-level employment positions and on analyzing the skills and areas of knowledge preferred for each position.
Date: December 1980
Creator: Hudson, Jerry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Young Woman Receiving Her Diploma]

Description: Photograph of a young woman receiving her diploma from the faculty staff, circa 1960s, at North Texas State University, (now UNT). Other students are visible lining up behind her as they walk to receive their diplomas as well.
Date: 196u
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[Graduating Student Receiving Diploma from Faculty]

Description: Photograph of a young man accepting his diploma from the faculty staff at a Commencement Ceremony, circa 1960s, at the North Texas State University, (now UNT). In his left hand he is holding his paper diploma while shaking hands with the faculty. Another graduating student walks behind waiting to accept his.
Date: 196u
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[Students at their Commencement Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a graduating class of students at their Commencement Ceremony, circa 1960s, at North Texas State University, (now UNT). Family and friends are visible on the left side and right side of the gymnasiums bleachers onlooking the ceremony. In the foreground, students are lining up to receive their diplomas from the faculty staff.
Date: 1967
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[Man with Camera in a crowd after a Commencement Ceremony, 2]

Description: Photograph of a man holding a camera, in a crowd of people after a Commencement Ceremony, circa 1960s, at North Texas State University, (now UNT). The man is looking at the photographer as his photo is taken. Students holding their paper diplomas are seen filtered around the gymnasium with family and friends congratulating them.
Date: 196u
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[Faculty Staff Sitting on Raised Platform]

Description: Photograph of the faculty staff seated on a raised platform in the gymnasium at a Commencement Ceremony, circa 1960s, at North Texas State University, (now UNT). The faculty is watching the procession of students walking across the stage to receiving their diplomas.
Date: 196u
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[Commencement Ceremony at the "Snake Pit", 2]

Description: Photograph of a graduating classes Commencement Ceremony that was held in the men's basketball stadium, known then as the “Snake Pit." Circa 1960s, North Texas State University. Family and friends of the graduating class are seated in the stands and the graduates are seated in fold out chairs in the middle of the gymnasium.
Date: 1967
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