ERIC Number: ED023030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Adult Participation in Educational Activities.
Boyle, William Joseph
Part of a longitudinal project begun in Wisconsin in 1956, this study investigated the relationship of participation in educational activities by young male adults to present socioeconomic status and to personal and environmental factors measured while in high school. About half the respondents had participated in one or more educational activities during the previous year. High school intelligence, educational aspirations, present levels of education, and occupation were significantly related to the extent of participation; income levels, years in a given occupation, size of the high school attended, the high school curriculum pursued, and educational achievement in high school were less related. Over half the respondents expressed a goal orientation; which, combined with high participation in vocational subjects, indicates a high motivation among young male adults to improve their occupational status. Present occupation was the only independent variable significantly related to participation. Many of the learning oriented had planned on, and studied for, college. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Environmental Influences, High School Students, Intelligence, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Motivation, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Research, Socioeconomic Influences, Young Adults
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-12,413, MF $3.00, Xerography $8.40).
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.