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ERIC Number: ED037631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Pages: 36
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The Effect of Adult Basic Education on Selected Non-Cognitive Attributes.
Boyce, V. Milton; And Others
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of participation in adult basic education on changes in selected non-cognitive attributes: anomia, self-concept, and internal-external control of environment. Two subsidiary problems were to examine the differences in levels of anomia, self-concept, and internal-external control of adult basic education participants and a comparable group of non-participants at the time of the pretest and at the time of the post-test; and to examine the relationship of levels of anomia, self-concept, and internal-external control to gain made in academic achievement. Data for the study were obtained from nine selected communities in North Carolina. In these communities, 381 functionally illiterate persons were given the pre- and post-tests, and 180 subjects served as the experimental group and 45 as a control group. Participants showed positive changes in levels of anomia and self-concept; data relating to internal-external control and to level of achievement were considered to be too inconsistent for hypotheses testing. An important point supported in this study was that differences between communities are a major source of variation. (Author/MF)
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Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 27-28, 1970