ERIC Number: ED094303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Relationship of Socio-Economic Status and Self-Concept to Success and Sex in Adult Basic Education Programs. Final Report.
Hill, Thomas H.
This is the final report of a project designed to determine contributions of specific socio-economic and self concept factors to success or failure of students, by sex, in an Adult Basic Education program. More specifically, an attempt was made to answer the following question: Is it possible to differentiate among groups of Adult Basic Education students classified by success and sex on the basis of objective measures of socio-economic and self concept. The selection of study individuals was conducted, first by random sampling of all adults who enrolled and sequentially participated in the General Educational Development Test in the Hickman High School Adult Basic Education program, Columbia, Missouri. This random sample was then stratified into four different groups according to success and sex. The study analyzes the relationship of socio-economic status and self concept to success and sex in Adult Basic Education. The two instruments used were the National Opinion Research Center Socio-economic Scale and the Tennessee Self Concept Scale. Multiple discriminant analysis, intercorrelation among the different variables, and one way analysis of variance were used to analyze the data so that those variables which indicate academic success may serve to help in the preparation of teachers whose task is to teach adults. (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Tennessee Self Concept Scale