ERIC Number: ED174801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teenage Consumers: A Profile. Results of the 1978 National Assessment of Consumer Skills and Attitudes.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This document reports some of the findings of a national assessment of seventeen-year-olds on consumer knowledge, skills, and attitudes. An introduction describes the development of the survey, the probability sample, the administration of the assessment, and the format for reporting the results. Chapter 1 of five chapters summarizes the responses on the topic of "the informed citizen." (This topic involved questions about the national economic system, various protective and regulatory organizations and agencies, and the energy problem.) Chapter 2 summarizes the responses on the topic of "the consumer as earner and investor." (This topic involved questions about credit, banking, budgeting, insurance, investments, and taxes.) Chapter 3 summarizes the responses on the topic of "the consumer as purchaser." (This topic involved questions about advertising, decision making, shopping, contracts, and purchasing services and goods.) The data in chapters 1-3 are estimates of the percentages of individuals in the total sample group who could answer specific exercises correctly. Chapter 4 presents performance results for selected groups of students. These selected groups are defined by age, region of country, sex, race, size of community, level of parental education, grade level in school, modal grade by region, and modal grade by sex.) Finally, chapter 5 contains a summary of the views of six experts about the implications of the results of the consumer skills assessment. Some remarks by these individuals are dispersed throughout the report as they pertain to particular exercises. (BM) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Selective).
Descriptors: Adolescents, Banking, Budgeting, Consumer Economics, Consumer Protection, Credit (Finance), Demography, Economics, Educational Assessment, Energy Conservation, Insurance, Investment, Money Management, National Surveys, Research Reports, Skills, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Tables (Data), Taxes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.