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dc.contributor.advisorDooley, Larry M.
dc.creatorTucker, Jo B.
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-25T20:07:07Z
dc.date.available2007-04-25T20:07:07Z
dc.date.created2005-12
dc.date.issued2007-04-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/4772
dc.description.abstractThis case study investigated eight welfare recipients and their perceptions of the effectiveness of the job training programs in which they participated in an effort to understand the domains in which welfare-reliant individuals exhibit a commitment to work. Specific issues addressed by this qualitative study included the individuals' perceptions of (1) the program effects on escaping poverty and becoming self-sufficient; (2) the impact of the program focus on the participants' achievement and empowerment; (3) employment and the prospects of getting off welfare, both before and after program completion; and (4) recommendations for improvement in designing such programs. It is clear that all participants in the study found resolution to the tensions in their lives through the programs. Life skills training was critical in enhancing the self-esteem of the participants, providing them the tools necessary to overcome their fear of independence and allowing them to experience their own definition of success. Each participant in the study wished for more time in the program. Most participants felt the program was a gift and verbalized the value of supportive services on-site.en
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.subjectjob trainingen
dc.subjectwelfareen
dc.subjectself-sufficiencyen
dc.titleSuccessful reentry into the workplace: a case study of the experiences of female welfare recipients participating in two job training programsen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Administration and Human Resource Developmenten
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Human Resource Developmenten
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHoyle, John R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStark, Steven L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWelch, Ben D.
dc.type.genreElectronic Dissertationen
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen


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