ERIC Number: ED045954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Factors Related to Educative Activity by Non-College Bound Young Adults. Final Report.
Knox, Alan B.
The purpose of the study was to identify personal and social characteristics that were correlated with extent of educative activity by non-college bound young adults. One hundred interviews of seven hours each, were held in a Northeastern metropolitan area and 500 interviews were held in one of three geographic areas, a large Northeastern metropolitan area, a state capital in the Middle West, and a rural area at least 100 miles from the nearest large city. Categories of variables included prior experience, current outlook, current roles, and mode of occupational and educational decision. The group of 100 interviewees were fairly active in educative activities, reading books and magazines, using radio and television, and half participating in adult education during the previous year. Data gathered from the second set of interviews suggested something of the developmental process that was occurring for these young adults (maturing). Many had a more active, curious, engaged life style than the others; they had mostly grown up in an abundant home environment. Those young adults who expressed interest in adult education included both those who had participated during the last year and those who had not. It seems that no one category is sufficient to explain adult education participation by non-college-bound young adults. (EB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Attitudes, Decision Making, Family Environment, Interviews, Learning Motivation, Metropolitan Areas, Out of School Youth, Participation, Reading, Research, Role Perception, Rural Areas, Sex Differences, Student Educational Objectives, Work Attitudes, Young Adults
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.