ERIC Number: ED110629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Toward an Adult Learner Profile: An Administrative Report.
Robison, Kathleen A.; Canfield, Allan L.
The report describes a statistical study of persons in credit-free programs at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Designed to develop a survey instrument for determining an adult learner profile, the study was conducted among the 1,486 persons registered in such programs in the fall of 1974 (of whom 676 responded to the written questionnaire), a group analyzed to be highly representative of the sample universe. The study determined that in the sample: most students were white, most were affiliated with either the Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish religious denominations, most were 30-39 years old, most were married, the median family income was $12,001-$15,000, a plurality were employed in professional and technical occupations, and the median highest level of education was three to four years of college. Regarding student involvement with the credit-free programs, the study determined that: most students obtained information through brochures mailed to their homes; most students considered course topic as their prime consideration in course selection; although time of class meeting was of secondary importance, most students preferred weekday evenings; and of much less significance were location, transportation, and baby-sitter availability. Seven pages of the document present supporting tables. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Div. of Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York (Buffalo)