NLSY79 Appendix 12: Most Important Job Learning Activities (1993-94)

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979 Cohort

NLSY79 Appendix 12: Most Important Job Learning Activities (1993-94)

Respondents were asked in 1993 and in 1994 to identify the activities most important in helping them to learn how to perform their current or most recent job duties, and in helping them to learn about how work place changes would affect their jobs.

 

Most Important Job Learning Activities (1993) 

The 1993 data are contained in the following variables:

  • R41986. Most Important Activity To Learn Current/Most Recent Occupation (RE)
  • R41987. Prompt-Most Important Ac To Learn Current/Most Recent Occupation (RE)
  • R42641. Most Important Act To Learn How Wrkplc Chngs Would Affect Job
  • R42642. Prompt-Most Important Act To Learn How Wrkplc Chngs Would Affect Job?

These variables contain only codes. The substantive value labels for the codes are listed below:

1 More than one activity mentioned as most important 9 On-the-job/hands on experience, learning by doing
2 Classes or seminars 10 Other
3 Spending time with supervisors 20 Reported only classes or seminars
4 Spending time with coworkers 30 Reported only spending time with supervisors
5 Using self-teaching materials 40 Reported only spending time with supervisors
6 Learning new skills on own 50 Reported only self-teaching materials
7 Trial and error 60 Reported only learning new skills on own
8 Previous job experience  

 

Most Important Job Learning Activities (1994) 

These data are contained in the following variables:

  • R45931. Most Important Activity To Learn Job #1 Occupation (RE)
  • R45932. Prompt-Most Important Ac To Learn Job #1 Occupation (RE)
  • R46372. Most Important Activity To Learn Job #2 Occupation (RE)
  • R46373. Prompt-Most Important Ac To Learn Job #2 Occupation (RE)
  • R46809. Most Important Activity To Learn Job #3 Occupation (RE)
  • R46810. Prompt-Most Important Ac To Learn Job #3 Occupation (RE)
  • R47195. Most Important Activity To Learn Job #4 Occupation (RE)
  • R47196. Prompt-Most Important Ac To Learn Job #4 Occupation (RE)
  • R47530. Most Important Activity To Learn Job #5 Occupation (RE)
  • R47531. Prompt-Most Important Ac To Learn Job #5 Occupation (RE)
  • R48046. Most Important Act To Learn How Wrkplc Chngs Would Affect Job
  • R48047. Prompt-Most Important Act To Learn How Wrkplc Chngs Would Affect Job?

These variables contain only codes. The substantive value labels for the codes are listed below:

1 More than one activity mentioned as most important 12 Practicing
2 Classes or seminars 13 Read journals/books/articles/viewed videos
3 Spending time with supervisors 14 Communicate with/observe experts/colleagues/peers
4 Spending time with coworkers 15 Self-taught/studying on own
5 Using self-teaching materials 16 Experience (unspecified)
6 Learning new skills on own 20 Reported only classes or seminars
7 Trial and error 30 Reported only spending time with supervisors
8 Previous job experience 40 Reported only spending time with supervisors
9 On-the-job/hands on experience, learning by doing 50 Reported only self-teaching materials
10 Other 60 Reported only learning new skills on own
11 Classes/workshops/conferences