Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Social Work
Social Work Policy Planning and Administration
Hattie M. Mitchell
This proposed study examines the relationship between career advisement services and the employment seeking efforts by ex-offenders in Atlanta, Georgia. The study samples are fifty adult men living in Atlanta, Georgia. The study uses the Kendall’s tau and Spearman’s rho tests with an experimental design to measure the sample. Its projected findings are forecast to be consistent with prior research in the following manner: finding a relationship that exists between career advisement services and employment seeking strategies for participants of this study. Implications for social work suggest that new policies from the federal level will need to be instituted to strategically force employers to hire ex-offenders in order to decrease the recidivism rate which causes the U.S. penal system to be overcrowded. Limitations to this study are the relative small sample size.
Wright, Tildon J., "An explanatory study of how career advisement
services are related to seeking employment by ex-offenders in Atlanta, Georgia" (2009). ETD Collection for Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center. Paper 81.