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ERIC Number: ED259618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 24
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Factors Related to Educational Participation among Adults. ASHE 1985 Annual Meeting Paper.
Graham, Steve
Students enrolled in formal continuing education classes were studied to determine if their motivations were similar. Eighty-six percent of the students were enrolled in formal credit courses. Students were also compared to graduates who did not continue their education. Included in the analysis were college graduates (23-62 years old) from 46 schools who had a bachelors degree but had not yet completed an advanced degree. Those involved/not involved in formal continuing education were compared on the variables of age, sex, income, occupation, college major, years since graduation, learning ability, effect of education on quality of life, satisfaction with the challenge of work, satisfaction with job advancement potential, satisfaction with career potential, satisfaction with salary and benefits, and education and occupational congruency. Variables that were significantly associated with continued schooling were: age, income, years since graduation, college major, present occupation, and satisfaction with current salary and benefits. A high percentage of persons earning $9,000-$14,999 were among those continuing their education. Those over age 30 participated in continuing education more than did the 23-24 age group. Many of the results were consistent with findings of other similar studies. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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