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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 56


Indicator 56. Job Satisfaction


Satisfaction of the high school class of 1992 with their jobs, by sex, high school program, and graduation status: 1994

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                                 | High school graduates from the class of 1992,  |
                                 |   not enrolled in postsecondary education\1\   |Dropouts\2\
                                 |------------------------------------------------| and other
            Job value            |      |   Sex       |  High school program\3\   |noncompleters
                                 |Total |-------------|---------------------------|
                                 |      | Male |Female|Academic|General|Vocational|
---------------------------------|------|------|------|--------|-------|----------|-----------

Job's pay and fringe benefits ... 100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0      100.0       100.0
  Very satisfied ................  26.0   28.3   23.0     25.4    25.2       27.8        23.8
  Somewhat satisfied ............  50.7   51.0   50.2     52.9    50.2       53.0        48.4
  Dissatisfied ..................  23.3   20.7   26.8     21.7    24.6       19.2        27.8

Importance and challenge ...      100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0      100.0       100.0
  Very satisfied ................  34.9   36.2   33.3     32.8    33.7       38.0        30.7
  Somewhat satisfied ............  47.8   47.9   47.7     50.9    49.8       45.5        47.7
  Dissatisfied ..................  17.3   15.9   19.1     16.3    16.6       16.5        21.6

Working conditions ........       100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0      100.0       100.0
  Very satisfied ................  41.8   39.4   45.0     41.9    41.4       44.5        36.9
  Somewhat satisfied ............  43.2   45.0   40.8     44.7    43.4       40.2        44.9
  Dissatisfied ..................  15.0   15.6   14.1     13.5    15.3       15.4        18.2

Opportunity for promotion
 and advancement ................ 100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0      100.0       100.0
  Very satisfied ................  30.6   33.3   27.0     30.0    30.4       30.7        27.8
  Somewhat satisfied ............  34.1   34.6   33.5     37.7    34.0       33.5        30.2
  Dissatisfied ..................  35.3   32.1   39.5     32.3    35.6       35.9        42.0

Opportunity to use past
 training and education ......... 100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0      100.0       100.0
  Very satisfied ................  29.2   29.9   28.2     26.4    28.0       34.4        21.7
  Somewhat satisfied ............  41.1   41.4   40.8     42.5    41.6       38.8        40.9
  Dissatisfied ..................  29.7   28.8   31.0     31.1    30.4       26.8        37.4

Security and permanence ........  100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0      100.0       100.0
  Very satisfied ................  43.2   44.6   41.4     47.3    42.2       46.3        36.3
  Somewhat satisfied ............  33.0   32.5   33.6     32.6    32.0       32.2        31.6
  Dissatisfied ..................  23.8   22.9   25.1     20.1    25.8       21.5        32.1

Opportunity to further
 education ...................... 100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0      100.0       100.0
  Very satisfied ................  29.6   31.8   26.6     29.9    28.4       32.1        24.0
  Somewhat satisfied ............  31.9   32.1   31.7     34.4    32.4       31.7        28.0
  Dissatisfied ..................  38.5   36.1   41.8     35.7    39.2       36.1        48.0
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/1/ Includes persons receiving diplomas and GED credentials by the spring of 1994. Excludes working persons who were enrolled full-time or part-time in postsecondary education. Persons not in labor force and unemployed are excluded.

/2/ Dropouts from the class of 1992 may have left school any time after the middle of the 8th grade. Also includes some who still enrolled in high school in 1994.

/3/ Last high school program reported by students. Excludes students in special education, alternative, and other programs.

NOTE: References to the class of 1992 are based on students who were 8th graders in 1988 and who would be expected to have graduated in 1992. This group includes students who did not complete high school until later as well as persons who dropped out between 1988 and 1992.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "National Education Longitudinal Study," Third Followup survey.

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