ERIC Number: ED096348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Associations Between Educational Outcomes and Background Variables: A Review of Selected Literature.
Bryant, Edward C.; And Others
The literature is reviewed that addresses the association between background factors and educational outcomes. After completing the review, Westat, Inc. issued this report which synthesizes the literature into correlates of academic performance and outcomes other than academic achievement. The former considers such background variables as socioeconomic status, personal characteristics of students, school variables, attitudes, motivations, self-perception, aspirations, intentions, and expectations. The latter discusses the relation of background factors to education, occupation, and income; considers socioeconomic status, ability, and attendance at college; looks at job experience as an outcome of education; and studies attitudes and motivations. Summaries of both sections appear, and a section detailing the report's conclusions and an epilogue describing the methodology used in relating background variables to outcomes are included. (SE) Primary type of information provided by report: Procedures (Background Variables).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aspiration, Background, Data Analysis, Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Environmental Influences, Expectation, Income, Literature Reviews, Motivation, Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Performance Factors, Relationship, Self Concept, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Westat, Inc., 11600 Nebel Street, Rockville, Maryland 20852 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress