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ERIC Number: ED042946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 24
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Participation in Adult Education and Occupational Mobility. Abstract of a Dissertation.
Devlin, Lawrence E.
Based on analysis of differences among four groups of 40 males each, this study investigated the relationship between recent (within the past five years) adult education participation and occupational mobility. A 119 item questionnaire covering demographic background, early education, occupational history, amount of continuing education, attitudes toward current occupational status, perception of one's occupation, and the influence of continuing education experiences on life activities, was given to frequent and infrequent participants (FPs and IPs) in a program offered through a combined high school/junior college, and to nonparticipants aware and unaware (NPAs and NPUs) of the program. These were among major findings and conclusions: the four groups differed consistently, with participants highest, and NPUs lowest, in income, educational background, and father's occupational level; most educational activities in each group entailed occupational subject matter; frequent participation was positively related to upward mobility; and FPs differed from other groups in upward moves made even before participation in adult education. (Five tables and 22 references are included. This Ph. D. thesis will be available from Department of Photoduplication, University of Chicago Library, Swift Hall, Chicago, Ill. 60601) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.