ERIC Number: ED027508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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The Impact of Five Years of Adult Academic Education in a Selected School System in Louisiana.
Bertrand, John Avery
A study of 486 graduates of the adult academic education program in a Louisiana parish school system investigated whether such a program has a positive effect on its graduates, and whether program inpacts will vary by sex, age, and number of years since completing the program. A special socioeconomic questionnaire was administered in interviews with 30 respondents. Findings included the following: (1) graduates had greater influence on the education of offspring and friends than on spouses; (2) graduates added such items as newspapers, magazines, stereos, telephones, and air conditioning to the home, voted more often, showed increased interest in schools and in national and state affairs, and joined civic, social, or church organizations; (3) they also moved into more skilled jobs, had an average annual salary increase of about $1,000, and were happier in their jobs; (4) women graduates enrolled in college more frequently, voted more often, held more offices in organizations, and added more magazines to the home, than men; (5) men held better jobs, were employed more often, and had more income than women; (6) younger graduates indicated greater salary increases than older graduates. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Females, Graduates, Income, Informal Leadership, Interests, Job Satisfaction, Longitudinal Studies, Males, Participation, Public School Adult Education, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Time
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.