ERIC Number: ED208250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the Findings of an Adult Education Client Impact Study: A Five Year Follow Up.
Moore, Lawrence H.
A 1980 survey of General Educational Development (GED) equivalency certificate recipients who completed the GED test in 1975 measured influence and impact of successful GED completion on the individual. The sample consisted of 101 former adult students whose records came from the Murray and Paducah, Kentucky, GED testing centers. The survey instrument was intended to measure the status of the GED equivalency certificate recipient with respect to employment, community activities, benfits from GED, and further education subsequently attempted. Secondary information collected related to marital status, number of children, and income. A computer printout indicating frequency distribution of variables and cross-tabulations of selected variables was obtained. Analysis of data for indication of employability, productivity, and responsibility was completed. (Nine tables are provided.) Nearly two-thirds of the respondents (69) were working, and 46 reported that the GED improved employment. A close correlation to personal goal achievment was also indicated. Productivity was increased as shown by 26 respondents who had joined a community organization and 66 who desired training or education. Responsibility was indicated by a high number of married respondents (78) and a high number who had registered to vote. (The survey and written comments are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Certification, Citizen Participation, Educational Benefits, Educational Certificates, Educational Research, Employment Level, Employment Potential, Followup Studies, Goal Orientation, High School Equivalency Programs, Marital Status, Outcomes of Education, Responsibility, Rewards, Student Educational Objectives, Voting
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Murray State Univ., KY.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests; Impact; Kentucky