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ERIC Number: ED149808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 114
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Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Socioeconomic Status and Job Satisfaction of Male High School and Community College Graduates.
Butler, Eugene Wheeler
A survey was conducted among 415 male associate degree holders from the 1965-1970 graduating classes of Quinsigamond Community College (Massachusetts) and approximately the same number of male high school graduates, of the same average age and academic ability, who had attended the same high schools but did not significantly pursue higher education upon graduation, in order to compare their socioeconomic status (SES) and job satisfaction levels. Additional comparisons were made between all of the responding high school graduates and terminal associate degree holders, and between these two groups and those who obtained bachelor's degrees after graduating from Quinsigamond, and with those who obtained a minimum of a master's degree. Findings indicated that Quinsigamond graduates exhibited significantly higher SES and job satisfaction levels. In addition, 59% of the responding Quinsigamond graduates had obtained a bachelor's degree and 15% had obtained a master's degree. It was concluded that the associate degree alone had a significant impact on Quinsigamond's alumni, while providing opportunity for further education for a substantial percentage, and that it was probably the best educational bargain available in terms of its efficiency and practical effect upon the lives of the recipients. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Major Applied Research Project, Nova University