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ERIC Number: ED192830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-5
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Societal Factors which Influence Adults to Complete High School.
Ayers, Claude V.
A survey of 30 randomly selected adult students enrolled in Surry Community College's (SCC's) high school completion program was conducted to determine the societal factors that motivate adults to complete high school diploma requirements. The survey instrument was based upon the findings from a review of the literature, interviews with three instructors in the high school completion program, and interviews with three adult high school completion students. The survey participants were asked to indicate those factors that had influenced their decision to enroll in the SCC program on a 40-item checklist of potential influences. The items on the checklist fell into one or more broad categories, reflecting: (1) the desire to complete high school for personal satisfaction; (2) the desire to improve job skills; (3) the flexibility of the schedule offered at SCC and the convenience of its location; and (4) the fact that the program is offered free of charge. Of the items on the survey instrument, 24 were checked by ten or more students. The most commonly selected reasons were: "I want to be able to say that I have completed high school,""I always wanted to finish high school and now I have an opportunity," and "I want a better education." The survey report reviews related literature and presents conclusions about the applicability of the findings to student recruitment. The questionnaire is appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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