ERIC Number: ED042980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of Selected Factors Associated with Participation Orientation toward Education and Job Training among Adults Residing in Low Socioeconomic Communities of North Carolina.
North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Focusing on 6,710 adults in 31 low socioeconomic North Carolina communities, this study examined levels of educational and job training participation in relation to selected personal and situational characteristics. Personal interviews elicited data on age, sex, race, marital status, employment status, family income, educational level, place of upbringing, current residence, qualities desired in one's job, and willingness to move to get a good job, as well as past and current participation and interest in future participation. These were some major findings: (1) about 1/5 of the adults had had some form of adult education or job training, and about 2/3 expressed an interest in future participation; (2) participation orientation was negatively related to family income and age, slightly higher for women than for men, slightly higher among nonwhites than whites, and higher for those with nine through eleven years of education than for higher or lower levels; (3) urban dwellers and urban reared adults tended to be more likely to participate than their rural counterparts. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Bibliographies, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Employment Level, Females, Income, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Males, Marital Status, Mobility, Motivation, Participation, Poverty Areas, Race, Residential Patterns, Student Educational Objectives
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina