Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy



First Advisor

Dr. David Chaplin

Second Advisor

Dr. James Petersen

Third Advisor

Dr. Thomas VanValey

Fourth Advisor

Dr. John Flynn


Two statewide general public surveys of non-retired adults conducted in March of 1990 and 1991 were analyzed to examine patterns of job search activity. Primary attention was placed on the 1991 survey. The core questions asked were about preferences for future job search media in terms of the respondents' past job seeking experiences . The general pattern observed was a movement away from the public state employment service towards "informal" contacts. There were, however, important differences in terms of the respondents' age, sex, education, occupation, and prior employment experiences.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access