ERIC Number: ED120490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Socio-Economic Background Factors on Typewriting Speed and Accuracy.
Erickson, Lawrence W.
The socioeconomic backgrounds of typewriting students as such backgrounds affect typewriting performance is evaluated in this research. There is convincing evidence that socioeconomic factors play a significant role in affecting typewriting performance. Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds are almost always associated with the poorest typewriting performances, while students from high socioeconomic backgrounds are almost always associated with the best typewriting performances. The study involved 383 Typing III students from seven high schools considered representative of high, middle, and low socioeconomic status neighborhoods in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The findings and data analysis are tabulated and discussed. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)