ERIC Number: ED113172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Engineers Involved in Continuing Education: A Survey Analysis.
Klus, John P.; Jones, Judy A.
This work is one of a series of monographs on the improvement of engineering education. This particular study was designed to determine: (1) the extent of individual engineers' involvement in continuing education; (2) factors pertaining to job success; and (3) what relationships may exist between the two. The population surveyed included all persons with a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering who were working in an engineering area. Data were obtained by means of a questionnaire. Six factors related to an engineer's success were chosen as dependent variables: (1) years with present company; (2) present job satisfaction; (3) salary increases and promotions; (4) salary with respect to age; (5) salary with respect to job responsibilities; and (6) salary with respect to age and job responsibilities. A list of independent variables were chosen to indicate two types of continuing education: those types which can be measured by participation in programs, and other types which are highly individualized and cannot be measured by participation in programs. Chi square statistics revealed 21 significant relationships between the dependent and independent variables; these findings are discussed at length in the report. Also included are the questionnaire, accompanied by its cover letter, and complete tabulations of individual questionnaire item results. (MLH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Research, Engineering Education, Engineers, Occupational Surveys, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Occupations, Science Education, Statistical Surveys, Surveys
American Society for Engineering Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 400, Washington, D. C. 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.