Investigation of placement outcomes 3 years after a job skills training program for chronically unemployed adults

Robert A. Tango, William J Kolodinsky

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This analysis of chronically unemployed job seekers after they completed a comprehensive job skills training program reveals dynamic interpersonal and intrapersonal characteristics that have an impact on job-finding success. Of primary interest in this study was the relationship between R. B. Cattell's (1988) second-order personality factors and participants' employment status 3 years after they graduated from the job skills program. Furthermore, U.S. Department of Labor worker trait classifications, such as aptitude, academic achievement, work history, and Holland's hexagonal definitions of career interest were also analyzed (United States Employment Service, 1972). Relatively robust correlations between job holding status and 2 of the second-order personality factors on Cattell's Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire were illuminated: Independence and Objectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-92
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Employment Counseling
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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